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March 29, 2023

Let us now praise Bill Benzon's New Savanna


How is it that I only stumbled across this wonderful blog a couple weeks ago, even though it's been alive and very well since 2010 — and getting livelier by the year!

Consider that Benzon averaged about one post/day when he started out, and that he's steadily upped the activity such that last year an average of 2-3 posts/day appeared.


But wait: there's more!

So far this year he's published 351 posts in 88 days — over 4/day!

He's like a Bizarro World version of me: I started out back in 2004 and quickly revved up to 8 posts daily — about 2,900/year — and over the ensuing 18+ years have gradually decreased my output to 3/day.

Even more astonishing to me is that his posts are more often than not quite long and involved.

His capsule biography:


He's an excellent writer, wry and amusing and full of appreciation for what's strange and wonderful.

Fair warning: there goes the day.

March 29, 2023 at 04:29 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Solar Eclipses in the U.S. in 2023 and 2024

If you're like me you've been losing sleep wondering when the next one's coming.

Not any more.

YouTube caption:

The United States will experience an annular solar eclipse on October 14, 2023 and a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

See the paths the eclipses will take in this new map from NASA.

Save the dates.

More here.

March 29, 2023 at 12:29 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

3-in-1 MagSafe Charging Cube

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Anker's new device made it into the Apple Store which is a very high bar indeed.

I instantly thought of the black slabs in "2001: A Space Odyssey" on first looking at this device.

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Apple's description:


This charger sold out everywhere right after it was released last October but it's finally returned to stores.

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$149.95 from Apple (ships in 8-10 weeks).

Much faster delivery (within 2 weeks) from Anker for the same price.

March 29, 2023 at 08:29 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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