A News Roundup and a Programming Note

A few links to news stories to tide you over during the holidays:

I’ll be off for about a week or so, during which time I will have limited or sporadic access to the Internet. This is deliberate: I need a bit of a break.

But in the new year I hope to be able to devote more time to this site. Over the past five months, I’ve been working on a contract that has limited the time and energy I’ve been able to devote to The Map Room. That contract has been renewed, but on a part-time basis, in part so that I can come back to this site and my other projects, all of which have been languishing. I’m looking forward to getting back up to speed.