Daily Archives: December 16, 2006


Technically speaking, the solstice is yet to come. But going by time of sunset alone, it was on Wednesday, and we’re past the worst. Not that you’d have noticed on Thursday or Friday, both of which were dull and grey.

Today was different. The dawn, though technically still getting later, came bright and sunny. So the daylight came much earlier than of late, in defiance of seasonal details. I took advantage of it to go up the moors on the bike, and of course feel much better for it.

41 pages an illusion

OK, so the 41 pages they sent was not typeset. Looking at the indexes in three comparable books, I see they’re all two columns per page, so that 41 pages reduces to 21. That still seems a lot, but it’s now within the same ballpark as the other books.