Footnotes and endnotes both have pros and cons. In most cases I like footnotes better. If the reader has to hunt for a note on another page, they often don't bother.

Footnotes pose typographic problems. If the last sentence on a page refers to a footnote, making room for the footnote may boot the sentence to the next page.

HTML has no provision for footnotes (nor endnotes) because the HTML Working Group couldn't reach consensus on how to do it.
brrr brrr
Boeing 747‑400 at about 10,000' above the ground, at just under 200 mph
From my back yard this morning.
GE uses this plane to test engines.
snarlat roughly 20,000'
Graphic from a (mediocre) article Firefox recommended this morning.Track of a plane in my area this morning.
Yes, I am easily amused.
Yay—a year with 19 in it. Enjoy it while it lasts.

I read a bunch of political blogs but for several reasons I don't generally list them on my blogroll. But starting today I'm linking to Yastreblyanksy's blog, one of my favorites. His blogroll lists a plethora of political blogs for those who want more.

A couple months ago, I mentioned that the Bank of England was looking to put a scientist's portrait on a redesigned £50 note and was soliciting suggestions. The bank says they got 227,299 nominations during the six‑week window for submitting names from which they've made a list of 991 people who meet their initial criteria (they are sufficiently real and dead and have contributed to science in the UK). The Banknote Character Advisory Committee will now consider the candidates' merits, with a final decision expected this summer.

I nominated Paul Dirac and he's on the list (no surprise).

227299 is prime, as is 991.

Happy new year, everyone.
I recently started participating in FlightAware's distributed aircraft tracking. I've installed a miniature computer (Raspberry Pi) with a USB radio receiver and an antenna on a rock in my back yard about 200 feet from my house. The hardware is inexpensive and doesn't take much power to operate. FlightAware provides the software; setup is easy.

Why participate? The benefit to the aviation community is better tracking of flights. The benefit to me is entertaining information. Two days ago, I tracked a U-2 wandering over my neighborhood ago at 60,000' that I otherwise wouldn't have known about. Yes, I have a geeky fascination with aviation.

Stats on my receiver's tracking here.
Details on my installation here.
but is he lead-free?
Screenshot from this morning saved for posterity.
Red underlining mine.
The WaPo has since fixed the typo.
Yes, I am easily amused.
Happy solstice, everyone.
Jupiter as photographed by Juno, October 29, 2018
click for another pic of this encounter
Ravens chasing away a red‑tailed hawk around noon today.

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