It is shaping up to be a monstrously busy week. So far, Monday and Tuesday have been crisis management. Each day featured an unanticipated issue that came up and had to be dealt with immediately. As a result, very little other work has been completed, and tomorrow I will be in scenic lower Bucks County for depositions that will almost certainly take all day. There are four witnesses scheduled. That takes us to Thursday, which is a heavy Court day, which means that the work will continue to pile up. And then, somehow, Friday is clear. For now. Even if that stays true, I will still have to spend time in the office over the weekend. Right now my space looks like a bomb hit it and I can’t find my desk.
So, here’s a quick look at what I’ve been thinking about in my non-work moments:
- Even though I use a Mac computer all day every day, I feel like some Apple adherents are a little too defensive/threatened/insecure, especially about Android. Here’s my quick meditation from earlier today.
- Emily’s latest post on her Blog explores the theme of cancer patients and survivors gaining strength from connections. It seems like a no-brainer, but there is strong universality there, as observed by FBdN in regard to one of Em’s earlier posts. Community is the the thing.
- Android stuff – Version 2.1 can now be shoehorned into my phone if I really feel like going hog wild with the DIY. I don’t, but I’m hoping that I can read about others’ experiences.
- More Android stuff – Apps are not taking off for the OS and that’s at exactly the time when more Android phones are penetrating the market. Good news for Apple. Open source is so decentralized that it seems hard to control app development. (via GigaOm)
- We could be looking at a remake of Disney’s ‘The Black Hole’. My first reaction is pure joy, since I’m a huge fan of the original, but then I think about my Prisoner experience over the past couple weeks. That ‘reboot’ needs its own entry here, but the original in that case was brilliant, which meant the remake could only be worse. In the case of 1979’s The Black Hole, it’s hardly a masterpiece of modern sci-fi, so I remain optimistic about a possible update. (via io9)
- Speaking of remakes, here is Aliette de Bodard’s take on the Battlestar Galactica finale. Even though it aired some time ago, this is your chance to have a discussion with an insanely talented sci-fi writer about our beloved Frakking series. I haven’t even read the review yet, so more about this later.
There is, of course, a lot of other stuff to get into, especially the Prisoner remake, but the hour is getting a bit late for me and there is a sleepy Basset Hound who needs to go walkies.