- Listening to:
- Berlioz, Requiem. I have this on loan from a lab
colleague who has been recommending it to me for ages. I'm onto
my second complete listening. I think it's a pretty good
recording, featuring the Orchestre symphonique de
Montréal and Charles Dutoit. It seems pretty good, but
it will take more exposure before I rank it up there with
the Mozart or the Brahms, or Beethoven's Missa
Solemnis (which isn't a requiem, but which I consider
the best analogue).
- Now reading:
- Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli's
mandolin. This is the first time in a while that I
haven't finished a book over the weekend in which I started it.
But this novel is a deal longer than most of the things I've
been reading recently.
A few weeks back, I started something on Sunday afternoon precisely so
that I would be able to report having read something for my web-log.
Is that sad or what? If I hadn't at least started the book, I would
have had to invent a new caption, something like ``Still
read next:'' perhaps. Having started whatever it was, I could at
least use my standard ``Now reading:'' tag. Just as sad though is the
implicit habit of not generally reading on Sunday afternoon.
Work today is going to involve an analysis of a formalisation of UDP
(one of the Internet Protocols). Thought you might like to know
Perhaps you're more impressed by the fact that mathematicians
calculating pi to lots of decimal places are almost certainly
breaking innumerable laws, all at once. Check this Risks
Digest extract for the gory details. Personally, I steer well
clear of those irrational numbers.