Good day

Three good things happened today.

  • I discovered an awesome web site, thanks to Sky News and the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano in Iceland: RadarVirtuel. Sadly it is so awesome, and word of it clearly spread so far, that their servers went into melt-down and it’s been offline most of the day. It allows you to track planes in real time. Click on them and it tells you where they came from and where they are going and shows you their flight paths. It’s as if David Cameron’s invitation to the people to run the government now extends to Air Traffic Control. “Who wants big government telling planes where they can and cannot fly?”. I am expecting a USB headset in the post following a Tory landslide. I need never leave the house again.
  • Another fricking awesome web site. The cartoons at xkcd.com – they are almost all wonderful but here are three random ones I spotted this evening:
    http://www.xkcd.com/79/
    http://www.xkcd.com/75/
    http://www.xkcd.com/90/
  • Toby Ziegler from The West Wing walked past my office door today. He SMILED at me.

Today we also speculated about what Air Traffic Controllers did with their unexpected day off:
Me: They played Pong.
Neil: They did their laundry.

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