Total eclipse of the moon
The clouds made it hard to see the lunar eclipse this evening, so I had to settle for this photo of a partial eclipse, taken at 9:22 P.M., about a half hour before totality. It was too blasted cold to wait for very long. The next time we will have a total eclipse of the moon will be in 2010.
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.
Roger Waters, "Brain Damage"
from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, 1973
Sony's Blu-Ray wins
Toshiba announced that it will pull out of the high-definition video disk race, meaning that Sony's Blu-Ray format has won the HDTV war. Sony apparently learned some lessons from when its Betamax format lost out to VHS back in the early 1980s. See yahoo.com; hat tip to Dan.