Work has been interesting recently because we're applying for the Google Fiber For Communities project, putting together not only an application but a big community rally/march/party under the 95959google banner. It's been getting attention. And there's Round 2 of the federal ARRA rural broadband grants, which we're spearheading as Nevada County Connected. In an area where half+ of our customers are limited to dial-up/satellite, anything that would build out our infrastructure is big. (I've got about 2 MBps DSL at home, and I like it. Uphill. Both ways. In the snow.)
Snow? ... Fuck it's cold. (Early contender for best comic of 2010. This is why I read Subnormality, right here.)
Speaking of cold places, Antarctica is bleeding.
... And it'll be a cold day in Hell when evangelists get Hell right.
Hell is infinite zombies! -- Wait, no, but the Left 4 Dead NES de-make does look awesome.
Of course, if you're well-read, you've heard that L'enfer, c'est les autres -- "Hell is other people." (Jean-Paul Sartre.) To that category we have to add: L'enfer, c'est les autres vers plats ("Hell is other flatworms"). Seriously! Look at how they mate! (Slightly NSFW)
Somewhere in there is a segue to the Dance of Zalongo, a Greek folk dance to commemorate the women and children of Souli who danced off of a cliff rather than be captured by the Ottoman troops who had conquered the town. (I don't think the segue involves flatworms.) The song itself gets pretty epic when a choir turns it up to 11 (YouTube link). Crank your speakers way up.
And while you're weeping at those poor kids who jumped off a cliff, spare a thought for the children of the Owl and the Pussycat, whose poem never got finished.