March 10th, 2004

Things that make you say "Dude!"

(...with varying tones of voice - very useful multi-purpose word)

1. Our visitor at work. Basically, one of the developers from our Australian company is coming over to work with us in our London office for a couple of weeks. So, he arrives on Saturday morning.

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2. A quote from Dawkins ("The Blind Watchmaker"), regarding sexual selection and the tail length of certain birds. (The basic idea being that females are attracted to males with long tails.) "If it is true that the actual tail length of males is a compromise between a utilitarian optimum on the one hand, and what females really want on the other, it should be possible to make a male super-attractive by giving him an extra long tail. This is where the superglue came in."

In other news, no word from my solicitor about the flat stuff - it's now dragging out a bit longer than I'd originally hoped...