In other news, the employment commission sent me a fresh copy of my monetary determination letter, which I will now wave at the VA so they'll get off my bozack about the copays I can't afford. Also, syringes arrived just in time for the weekend, which is one less thing I have to worry about.
It's Old But It's Good Department: Samuel E. Morison (Rear Admiral, USNR, Retired, RIP) was a great historian, of a sort not often seen these days*, and towards the end of his life he started a massive opus, The European Discovery of America, of which he only finished two volumes before relocating to Hy-Brasil in 1976. The first volume covered the Northern Voyages from 500-1600, and includes a couple of truly amusing chapters on mythical islands of the Atlantic (some of which persisted on maps well into the 19th century) and silly claims by various people whose national heroes allegedly preceded Columbus to the New world, including Welsh (who became Mandans, allegedly), Norsemen - this part includes a hearty slap at the Kensington Runestone- and other ethnic nuttiness. I can't recommend this book strongly enough.
Old Wine, New Bottles Department: Study shows rooftop solar more lethal on a per-terawatt basis than Chernobyl. Petr Beckmann did this for you in 1976, guys. About time you caught up.
*Which is to say, readable - something Morison complains about in the foreword.