I’m leaving tomorrow night on a trip that will take me away from internet access for a week or more. During this time I won’t be posting anything, or able to manage the comment section, so I’ll be shutting off comments late tomorrow afternoon, turning them back on when I’m back on April 4th.
The trip will take me to the middle of the Sahara, in Niger, where I hope to see the total solar eclipse next Wednesday. I’d like to be able to claim that this is some sort of scientific expedition, involving perhaps testing GR by measuring the deflection of starlight during the eclipse. But that’s not the case; this is really just an excuse to go to an exotic location for a much-needed vacation. I thought for a moment about renting a satellite phone with a modem, and blogging from the desert, but decided that would seriously impinge on the important vacation aspect of this trip.
Another reason for the hiatus is that I haven’t been able to come up with an inspired idea for an April 1 posting, and this gives me an excuse for giving up on trying to do that again this year. If I get any good pictures, maybe I’ll finally get around to putting something more visually appealing here.