Friday, September 02, 2011
In no particular order, here are three things that amused me, or struck me as good news, over the past week. (It was to be four, but we're having family over and people are showing up as I write this...)
1. Actually, this was over a week ago, but I never slipped in a Proud Father Update here. At two months of age, Baby Van Horn gave us her first real smiles!
Yeah. I know: Welcome to life as a marionette, Dad!
2. Not because I think that sitting is necessarily the harbinger of death (or that they cure "the 3 o'clock slump" I never get), but because I find sitting continuously to be extremely uncomfortable, I am glad to see that standing desks are becoming more popular in the workplace.
3. The Futility Closet takes a look at two historical errors by The New York Times. In the one I hadn't heard about before, the Grey Lady attempts to dissuade a scientist from wasting his time experimenting with flight, one week before the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk. I remember reading about the second error in grade school, but did not know that it was the Times that tried to school Robert Goddard on physics.