Boy, Bounceweb threw us for a loop. Our site went down so hard that when it came back up, various files and directories were gone! They had to restore from backups, and even so there was a lot of work to do.

So I guess I’ve made a mess of all my various weblogs. First there was a Movable Type blog in 2001, then a radio blog, then a new radio blog, and then this new Movable Type blog. I’m going to settle on this one, but all my old posts to the other blogs will just have to be lost unless I can muster the enthusiasm for scrounging them up somehow.

Still working on Fabric of Reality, because I am a little lost in the chapter on quantum computing, which was the main topic I bought the book to read about. I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually.

I’m just about finished re-listening to my audio-book version of The Fellowship of the Ring, which I enjoyed immensely. I’ve now read the dead-tree book once, and listened to this audio book twice.

Now that I’m finished American Gods, I’m just reading The Fabric of Reality by David Deutsch. It’s about physics, quantum computation, DNA, and lots of other topics, sort of unified into a really interesting and idiosyncratic world-view. David Deutsch is a father of quantum computing, so he knows what he’s talking about. I always prefer well-expressed personal viewpoints to bland, objective information.

I just finished reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I enjoyed it, but it was a little slow. Basically it explores the idea (in fictional form) that gods from the various pantheons traveled to America with the settlers and started trying to eke their living here. In this day and age, it’s not easy to be a god, and they’re almost like pathetic people.