May 21st, 2010

Spacegate

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I was making barbecued chicken last night, and when I used the meat thermometer on it, it kept registering only around 80-90 degrees. It should have been done, and I couldn't figure out what the hell was wrong, if the oven was broken...and finally realized the thermometer have been switched to centigrade. Doh.


Art site: Personal Project R&D very neat illustrations for Dune by Frank Herbert

I've been reading A Killing Frost by R. D. Wingfield. I loved the Frost books. (This is the last one, since Wingfield died of cancer in 2007.) Frost is a badly overworked DI and the epitome of the smartass underdog, and being a good detective doesn't mean he doesn't also screw up a lot. I like the fact that Frost solves cases not with brilliant leaps of deduction, but because he's smart and knows a huge amount about the town and the criminals, and who's done what and who's likely to do what. He also makes guesses, some of which are wrong. And he has to navigate an incredibly hostile work environment, since all his superiors hate him, and he does it with zero angst.