The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Saturday, February 01, 2003

This was a terrible tragedy. Plain and simple.

Photos of shuttle fragments streaking over Texas

When I first saw the tape of a bright, burning object streaking through the sky and breaking apart at about 6:20 this morning, and put it together with the reports that Houston lost control with Columbia at about 6:00, it was pretty obvious what was going on. Ugh.

Is it inappropriate to mention this? One of the all-night dance parties that I organized back in tha day was called "Soup Stock from the Bones of Gus Grissom", a sort of twisted tribute to the commander of the ill-fated Apollo 1 (Apollo-Saturn 204) mission who was incinerated in a launchpad fire in 1967.
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