Just a few quick links, before I dash off to work…

Wired had an interesting little article yesterday, about how a scientist in Los Alamos organized an ad hoc computer network to facilitate communication between people during the recent fires. Great idea, but why wait for a disaster? Everything he did would be valuable at pretty much anytime.

All you hypertensives should lay off the salt. As the article points out, this can be rather hard to do if you eat a lot of preprepared food.

Would you like a space vacation? Is that your final answer?

Another Open Source blogger tool is out: Plogger. (Requires PHP.) Anybody using this, or playing with it?

Finally, in somewhat sad news, Larry Wall has apparently decided that Perl is finished.