catching up

I'm going to have to turn in my weblog badge and spellchecker if I don't post here, so hopefully this post will keep my blogger-status active. I'm alive and well, still working on the book. It's taking all of my time and energy to string sentences together in another medium and that's why I'm not stringing here. I am posting links on a fairly regular basis to my Yahoo! 360 weblog: 360 Flip.

In my off time right now I'm reading about daily life in the Middle Ages (er, Medieval Era) in Europe especially during the plague. I've always been interested in history, and this round was sort of kicked off by reading Connie Willis' Doomsday Book. The story was good, but I was much more interested in the factual bits about history throughout than the characters—they seemed a bit flat. Just reading the facts isn't quite as entertaining, but I feel like I'm getting more out of it.

I'm also reading The Mystery of Capital by Hernando DeSoto. He's making the case that it's the meta information about property—and the surrounding legal system—that makes generating capital possible. Sounds dry, but it's making me think about money, information, and the idea of a semantic web in a new way.

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