The terrible wildfires in the Los Angeles area are wreaking havoc with Microsoft’s PDC. Airports are closed all over the West. The drama of the PDC staff attempting to salvage as much of the situation as possible is playing out live at Scoble’s blog.
Of course the real story here are all the poor people being displaced by the fires and having their homes destroyed. My thoughts go out to them. At the same time, it’s fascinating to see the conference organizers scrambling to cope in real time with the attendant airport closures, and that they’re using the Internet as much as possible to both gather data and share it with the people stuck at various airports. I do believe this is a first.
Riveting reality web.
Music: Life in Mono by Mono
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.