It’s Family Day in Ontari-ari-o, and reading week in at least some of the faculties in some of the universities, so I’m sure that explains the lack of traffic or the decrease in the denominator in the signal to noise ratio. Or both. So, there’s room for me to add some noise.
For the geeks among us (or within us), you know that Vista SP1 is around the corner for the common folk. The tech gurus have been playing for some time. In that vein, here’s something from ZDNet
Looking at the data thereʼs only one conclusion that can be drawn – Windows XP SP2 is faster than Windows Vista SP1. End of story. Out of the fifteen tests carried out, XP SP2 beat Vista SP1 in eleven, Vista SP1 beat XP SP2 in two of the tests, and two of the tests resulted in a draw.
On the less geeky front, some of the librarian (types) here are probably on this mailing list for something from the US called the Law Librarian NewszDigest (ugh) from www.pinhawk.com which I first saw recently last week. It suddenly appeared in my mail box. I’m sure I didn’t subscribe. I don’t recall it being mentioned, here, in my time. The masthead shows Vol. 1, No. 289 so I’m assuming that means the service has been up and running since early 2007. It seems to be an aggregator. I’m guessing, from the site, that it’s an attempt to get me to sign up since the list of newsletters on the site are all subscription.