Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone! (Or at least those people who celebrate holidays this time of year…)

I won’t be updating the page tomorrow (most likely), so I wanted to wish everyone a safe trip to grandma’s house, or wherever you spend your holidays.

Another good daily diary report from John Grunsfeld, astronaut aboard the Shuttle. From today’s entry:

Inside my space suit I was comfortable, while outside the temperature ranged from -60 to +200 degrees. When we were depressing the airlock from our cabin atmosphere of 10.2 psi to vacuum, small clouds appeared in the airlock as the humidity condensed into water vapor. It made me stop and think for a moment that inside my suit was a habitable atmosphere, with just a few layers of cloth and suit bladder cloth, while outside there was a deadly vacuum.

One of the best musical buys that I have ever made; if you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas present for a special jazz-lover in your life, find this at a local music store today. You will be worshipped.

A good Feed Magazine about the recent spate of Internet lawsuits. It’s a good step-back-look at the logic behind, or the lack thereof.

How can we hope to stem the deluge of unsolicited email when there is a great law banning unsolicited faxes and companies continue to violate it?

I really wanna see Galaxy Quest.

Further supporting the surveys that show most Americans will stay home on New Year’s Eve, party planners and businesses are realizing that demand is much lower than they expected for “the end of the millennium.”

A Pennsylvania cop is accused of paying a 10-year-old Little League pitcher $2 to hit a batter with a pitch. I can’t even begin to think about this guy’s state of mind…

Wow — some guy is swindling tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars from people promising them shares in his infinite free energy machine. There are a lot of people who don’t understand physics out there, and he appears to be preying on every one of them.