Some interesting odds and ends picked up today:
- British composer, conductor and friend of every brass muso living or dead, Sir Malcolm Arnold died on the 23rd. Playing and listening to his works over the years has been a great pleasure and his work will live on – it’s all very accessible, even those who may only know “Colonel Bogey” from “Bridge on the River Kwai” can enjoy them.
- I never thought Condoleeza Rice a potential Miss World, but didn’t realize things were this bad. It must be all the torture/corruption/fearmongering/wiretapping apologia….
- When your laptop manufacturer puts out a warning or recall on their powerpacks and batteries, you’d better pay attention, even if you are a well respected Linux kernel developer.