Clerihew Competition At Arthur’s Seat

Lynne Kiesling My friend Adam over at Arthur’s Seat has announced the first annual Clerihew competition. Please click through for full details, but the bottom line is a 4-line poem with two rhyming couplets. Entries to be accepted through 20 December. This will be fun! Diane, you know what you need to do … … More Clerihew Competition At Arthur’s Seat

Tim Worstall On Strange Patents

Lynne Kiesling Tim Worstall has a very entertaining post on a UK patent application. For those of you who, like me, thrive on dry British wit, do make sure to click through to the .pdf of the deputy patent examiner’s response to this particular application, which appears to be a wooly attempt to claim prior … More Tim Worstall On Strange PatentsMore Tim Worstall On Strange Patents

A Coda To Mike’s Bpl Post From Last Week

Lynne Kiesling Last week Mike wrote this depressing post about the potentially pathetic fate of BPL at the hands of the regulatory focus on cost recovery. In the comments to the post the topic of interference came up; in particular, shortwave radio operators have expressed concern that the data transmissions over power lines will interfere … More A Coda To Mike’s Bpl Post From Last WeekMore A Coda To Mike’s Bpl Post From Last Week

Seasonal Demand And Cubs Street Vendors In December

Lynne Kiesling Yesterday the KP Spouse and I got the tree (a 6′ blue spruce, yum!), decorated it, baked and cooked, and went for a lovely long walk. The first part of our walk took us down Clark Street, past Wrigley Field. Here it was, December 5, temperature in the 40s, and what do we … More Seasonal Demand And Cubs Street Vendors In DecemberMore Seasonal Demand And Cubs Street Vendors In December

Apologies To Commenters, And A Reminder

Lynne Kiesling Thanks to all of you delightful and wonderful readers who have submitted comments in the past few days. My apologies for being slow in approving them. I was out giving a talk at West Virginia University on Friday, and spent the weekend doing holiday house prep, tree, etc. Of course, if you want … More Apologies To Commenters, And A ReminderMore Apologies To Commenters, And A Reminder