Code was yesterday. Today is novel. I haven't quite got my characters out of the riot zone and into the bar yet. I have been backtracking to set up the riot better. I didn't realize until just today that [important character name elided] had to be there prominently, and that this is my first chance to seed doubt in the reader's mind about this person's true intentions, so I had to go back and set this stuff up. And this is me writing with a several-thousand-word outline. Sigh.
Holmesian: On the Victorian martial arts shown in the latest RDJr Holmes movie. ACD wrote about "baritsu", which didn't exist, but "bartitsu" did.
Random: Income inequality in the Roman empire, at about the time of its population zenith. Fascinating. Mr P wishes to poke holes in that analysis. He says it can't possibly be the case that a slave-owning empire had less wealth inequality than we do. Yes. Well.
The history of source control: Ten astonishing innovations. Astonishing at the time. We take them for granted now. I am totally en-gitted these days. Was grumpy and suspicious for a long time (and suspect that mercurial was better) but it's a good tool. It won because github won and is dominating its space.
Swordkink: Fantasy armor and lady bits, from the perspective of an armorer. This is a faboo article and if you read only one of my random links today, make it this one.