Every so often I accumulate subjects that I find interesting but that may not have enough content to warrant a blog entry of their own. I usually jot down a couple of notes and throw the paper on my desk. After some time the stack of notes begins to resemble a small skyscraper at which point I’ll go through them, pick out a few items to touch on and throw the rest away. So today’s entry will be a shotgun blast of small and probably unrelated...