Lots to do this weekend. Got a friend in town, a visit to mom to make, a gun show to possibly check out, and all the household tasks that got ignored during the work-week. Plus the Saints start their final regular-season home-stand tomorrow. Which is all a lame explanation for why I still don’t have pictures for you from the California trip. Not that they’re all that exciting in the first place. Oh well.
The only other real news around here is that I had a friend drop by last night unexpectedly. Her hubby was hosting a poker game, and she needed to get out of the house for a while, so she stopped by for a drink. That was a nice surprise.
- This article on Digital Face Beautification is kinda creepy, but interesting.
- In local news, a Sword proves mightier than robbers (who had a fake gun). Talked to a friend Wednesday night who says three of the four little angels are running around the neighborhood together again (the fourth was still on the lam, last I heard). Kim had mentioned the story earlier, which was how I’d even known about it in the first place, but it seems more than a little outrageous that these goblins made bail. [kim]
- The Register takes a look at the recent terror-plot involving binary-liquid-explosives and asks was the plot feasible? Not so much. I’m not an expert on TATP, but it sounds to me as though its tendency to go unexpectedly exothermic doesn’t make it an especially good candidate for mixing up on an airplane. That’s not to say there isn’t a binary (or trinary) liquid explosive that would work, but I don’t know of one off the top of my head, and I’ve taken more chemistry than most. Others have come to the same conclusion. [colby cosh]
- Finally, with my birthday coming up, did you know that Rémy Martin X.O. Excellence runs about $130 per bottle here in Minneapolis? Or heck, there’s a really nice lens on my amazon wish-list if you’re feeling generous…