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
Back once again with the sci-fi and general calamity. Includes The End is Always Near, Eat the Apple, A Memory Called Empire, Gideon the Ninth, Infinite Detail, Permafrost, Fallen, and The October Man.
Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.