Earth shattering

My brother-in-law lives and works in Seattle. That’s his workplace they’re talking about in this article in this Newsweek article about Starbucks.

Earlier this week, everyone at his place of work received an email with a PDF attachment on Volcanic Ash Preparedness. This was prompted by the rumblings that had been emerging from Mount St. Helens. Web traffic for the VolcanoCam has been going through the roof.

Yesterday, the volcano decided to let off some steam. Luckily, the eruption was small enough and Seattle far away enough that little Volcanic Ash Preparedness was required.

Besides, I’m not even sure that my brother-in-law, sports fiend that he is, would even notice. I’m sure he was too busy joining the rest of Seattle in celebrating the new record set by Ichiro, the ridiculously cool and zen-like batter for the Mariners.

You’ve just got to love this over-the-top quote from Sports Illustrated:

"No. 258 for Ichiro Suzuki was like so many others, a little ground ball up the middle. Only this one made history - a hit cheered ‘round the world."

That would presumably be the same "world" defined in the term "World Series" whereby the planet Earth is reduced to the United States, Canada and maybe Japan.

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Previously on this day

16 years ago I wrote Liggin'n'giggin

I’m feeling a bit fragile today after a somewhat hedonistic night out.

18 years ago I wrote Tony comes to Brighton

Tony Blair was in Brighton today for the Labour party conference. Here’s the full text of his speech. It’s pretty stirring stuff although mentioning Europe right now smacks a little of opportunism. Overall, a good speech from a great speaker.

18 years ago I wrote The W3C Patent Policy

The World Wide Web Consortium has come under a lot of fire recently for burying a proposal that would allow its recommendations to be released under a fee-paying licence.