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Sidenotes via JavaScript

I like the ability to create sidenotes. What are sidenotes? You can go here to find some JavaScript code that implements them. Neat.

I'm not especially fond of the existing CSS. I think boxing text that can be word-wrapped is very ugly. I might take some of the ideas embedded in this and adapt it to something closer to what I imagine.

Addendum: What do people think about the ubiquity of JavaScript? Is it hopelessly wrong to require it to view your weblog? It's not like I am going to any special effort to make my blog particularly nice to read with small screen devices like cell phones. Should I?

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Record meteorite hit Norway

Early reports are that a record explosion (measuring in the kiloton range) may have happened in Norway as a meteor crashed into it. More news when I get it.

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Addendum: If my timezone math is correct, Oslo is +2 hours to GMT. The ARCES array maintained by NORSAR (an organization apparently tasked with seismic monitoring as part of trying to ensure compliance with nuclear test ban treaties) has a nice webpage. According to the article, they registered a seismic event at 2:13am local time, and you can actually see it as a blip in the first line (occuring at 12:13 GMT of their seismic data as archived on their website.

Seismograph Data from the ARCES array

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