I have several dark things to report. Two really bad things happened to me this evening; Some news about how bad Microsoft is; And an underwater robot meets Davey Jones’ locker.
First an update on the knee. The good news is that the swelling is reduced. The bad news is that the swelling seems to have kept some of the internal parts stabilized and now they are rubbing around against each other painfully. Strange things I’ve not seen before are protruding form the region of the incision. But no sign of infection, so I suppose it is OK.
The bad things that happened: 1) I watched Mama Mia; and 2) I broke a tooth. The tooth will require a root canal and cap. That’s not so bad compared to the memory which shall never leave me of Pierce Brosnan in a musical. OMG. Yes, yes, the impending root canal will be a pleasure.
On Microsoft, JH of Linux in Exile run new numbers on booting Windows 7. He can now make a direct comparison between Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Linux on the same hardware. There are differences. This is interesting, check it out.
Regarding the Robot, it appears that Abe is dead.
Somewhere off the coast of Chile a pioneering underwater robot named Abe lies in a watery grave today.
The Autonomous Benthic Explorer (ABE) was one of the first truly independent research submersibles, being both unmanned and un-tethered to its launching ship. While on its 222nd research dive on Friday all contact with the craft was lost, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has announced.
Check out the original post, which includes comments by the robot’s original masters.
So, what did I have for dinner? That’s not important. I just title some of my posts “what I had for breakfast/lunch/dinner” to mock those who complain about chatty blog posts. I do that when I write chatty blog posts.