Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Well, the Dog Days are not quite upon us (at least as the Romans reckoned these things) ... but I'm there. Being ahead of schedule to procrastinate? Oh, the irony. Oh, the humanity!

You're there, too?

Then (and Safe For Work) I bring you ... diversion.

Let's begin with a non-narcissistic reason (I'm happy to see there is one) to share the passages one has highlighted on a Kindle: the calculation of Hawking Indices. Click through to "The Summer's Most Unread Book Is…" for a definition -- and for evidence that Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty (did you even try?) is perhaps the least read best seller around. Capital scares off readers even faster than does Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time.

Still making a valiant struggle against nodding off? You could always take on a challenge. Of course, "These Jokes Are So CLEVER You Probably Won’t Get Them Or Maybe You Will. See For Yourself…"

Too taxing? You could always daydream about the coming of our silicon overlords. Or not: "World’s Supercomputers Release Study Confirming They Are Not Powerful Enough."

Back in my office-job days, I always more dreaded this sort of boss.

Strip for Jul 4, 2014

(A hard call, I know.)

I could offer up more diversion, I suppose, but that seems too much like ... work. (Or, dare I say, like barking up the wrong tree?)

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