I’m really sad at the fact that I just got to see this movie.
Xtools are a fine-looking line of marine tools; as the ISDA blog says, “The rust-resistant tools feature tungsten-carbide cutting blades (for cutting braided wire) and foamy, soft-grip ergonomic handles that float. The loud colors help you find the suckers if you knock them off the boat as you reach for your beverage.”
There’s a lot of companies whose business-plan starts with “First, we remove all personal identifiers from this sensitive personal information, then we make a bundle selling it.” Cory Doctorow summarizes the problem: computer scientists are pretty sure that’s impossible.
Cory Doctorow on Big Data.
According to my logs, yesterday was the first time I’d been on a dive for two months. That’s sad. But it was a nice appetizer and now I’m ready to hit the mine for some nice long dives. Sadly, my weekend schedule over the next month is completely full - scouting activities, dive shows, and obligations around the house. Life is just crazy sometimes.
The dives were fun, and I was nice and toasty. I got to try my new DiveRite RX10 light. It worked great, and I was more impressed with the soft handle than I thought I would be. I’m looking forward to getting it into a cave where the water is clearer so I can see it work without the backscatter of the lake.