oh, the humanity

– If you wanted to be scared about the state of our civilization, take a look here, at Worldometers.  For me, the scariest thing is the tiny, tiny difference between “Energy Consumed” and “Energy Produced”.

– I have a total crush on Processing, because you can do things like this.  (From Flight404)

– I’d also like to point you to African Rhythms Radio, run by David Love Jones, owner of the mind-boggling Vinyl Records, in Vancouver.  If you have an emergency and need to get down as fast as possible, you know where to go.
– Finally, I finished THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE, by Haruki Murakami, about a week ago, and I’m pleased to say that it is a good book, and that Murakami can certainly write.  I am less sure about his ambiguity of antagonist, and the way the book goes batshit insane in the third act, but he’s good is and is worth reading / re-reading.