The good news is that The Mekons* sold out their London show tonight. The bad news is that they sold out before I remembered to get tickets…

(*Well, it’s only about 20% of the Mekons, but any fraction is good.)

Introduced my kids to Star Trek via “The Trouble With Tribbles”.

(Having turned out to be a professional astrophysicist, I can’t overstate how important the original series of Trek was to me growing up in the 70s.)

Devastated to hear of the death of Nick Kaiser: collaborator, friend, mentor. He helped bring me to CITA in 1994 and we worked on two of my favourite papers, minor works in his influential oeuvre. Simultaneously one of the smartest & nicest people I’ve had the privilege to work with. RIP.