The big excitement on Friday was that a 3rd-party provider had changed the messages they sent on the submission of an incorrect (or correct) login, without telling us. That horked up a big section of authentication code and it wasn’t immediately obvious what had happened. Well, once I knew what was going on, it was easy to fix. . . .

damn it, you guys, stop this foolishness! It's late, we're tired and cranky, and we still haven't picked a place to dine in!There’s an essay in Our Culture, What’s Left of It where Dalrymple says that a large number of men in the British prison system come in with borderline malnutrition. This is not all that surprising—heroin and cocaine kill the appetite—but the prisoners, when interviewed about what they ate, usually answer “chocolate and potato chips”. (This seems really odd to me, since Britain is home to many good and relatively cheap takeaway curry joints, but whatever.) And apparently, prisoners who received a multivitamin every day had fewer discipline problems than prisoners who received a placebo. Interesting, I guess.