2. Bizarrely, we got a warning email saying a helicopter was flying near our office at 4:30 p.m. I sent an email back to the site services person saying if it was coming any closer than the one last week that made my desk shake I was going to take cover. A helicopter did come over at 4:30, then another came closer at 5:30 (close enough to feel it but not close enough to shake my desk - I think that was the closest yet). I suspect we may have got a warning because someone complained about the desk shaker, I am pretty sure this is the first warning we have had. [We have also had ones landing in the grounds but they weren't RAF ones - an Environment Agency one and one from a film company wanting to use the Manor House as a location, IIRC].
3. SMBC Theater on Death - amused me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARlTV1ZGJk8&feature=player_embedded (also, the Internet speaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiYIIGbrOkw )
4. My fight against reference counting vs. Ruby garbage collection continues. I poke it in one place, it sticks out in another (incorporating 'code which has manifestly never worked and had a weird side-effect which didn't show up in its unit test').
5. Oh, is that the time?