Happy New Year!
Although I mean no disrespect and intend no offense to any reader who is not a user of the Gregorian Calendar.
It does a sysadmin's heart good to see this in the syslog of his
charges on New Year's Day:
Clock: inserting leap second 23:59:60 UTCIf these computers were puppies, I'd scratch them behind the ears for performing this neat little trick so well. (Thank goodness they're not Zunes.) More on the leap second at Slate.
Orin Kerr notes that Alberto Gonzales is a horse's ass.
(NH) Police Log shows city life returning to
normal after the Great Ice Storm of 2008.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
10:11 a.m. -- At Walgreen's a "clean cut" young man has stolen several electronic items. Clean cut ain't what it used to be.
Wednesday, Dec. 17
8:16 a.m. -- On Schley Street, a woman wakes up to find Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus on her lawn. It is not a miracle. If anyone is looking for these decorations, she tells police, she has them.
Thursday, Dec. 18
3:40 p.m. -- A woman reports that an unknown man is in her house, and police never help her. He is upstairs "in between the fixtures" having crawled through the vinyl siding. Meanwhile "they" are sucking her electricity through the wires.
Sunday, Dec. 21
8:06 a.m. -- A Chestnut Hill sheep is stuck in a ditch. Police contact the local Bo Peep to come get it.