Well as promised I did spent the weekend coding, and it was good. Really good. Man I miss coding. Today I was back in status report / planning / reviewing / emailing mode, and it was not good. I am beginning to think there is a hierarchy of tools, ranging from unproductive blue sky to productive creation:
The more time I spent in Visual Studio, the happier I am. Time spent in Powerpoint invariably makes me irritable. Anyway tomorrow I am on my way to Vista for day of meetings, so I may not use any tools at all, which could be great, or could be horrible; we'll see.
Well we must congratulate Alejandro Valverde for winning the 2009 Vuelta, his first grand tour. He was not able to race the Tour de France this year - because, weirdly, he has been banned from racing in Italy - and so his form for the Vuelta was great. He will be a force in the upcoming world championships, no doubt. Chapeau also to David Miller for winning the final time trial, he too will be a force in Switzerland.
Here's some important research: The real reason women have sex. "So why do women have sex? The vast majority (84 percent) have sex to guarantee a quiet life or to persuade their men to do some housework." Huh. So much for romance and shared intimacy. And um, orgasms.
Russian billionaire installs anti-photo shield on giant yacht. I find the yacht to be amazing, much more so than the anti-photo technology, although I can appreciate why it might be necessary...
A dog is a rat is a doctor is a vet. In which we see that our pets get better care than some people. As the post concludes: why can't we just be consenting adults?
ZooBorn of the weekend: a baby Bongo...