Honestly, I don't know why I even continue to bother posting to global warming stories. It's one of those topics on which most everyone has an opinion which is quite firmly established. I could post study data, results of papers, even results of my own models and the response will always be "Your model is wrong, I don't believe it." or "I don't buy it." from someone who has probably never even studied fluid mechanics. Professional courtesy doesn't apply, because apparently I studied a worthless field. Yet I don't seem to go around telling anyone else that clearly everything they learned in school was wrong because I'm an armchair expert who read a few stories about it on the internet. Meh. At least it's easy karma points.
I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of my new Rockband guitar to replace my old one which had strum issues. I'm not entirely sure it was necessary, but I kept getting the feeling the downstrum was just a bit off in comparison to the upstrum. I toyed with the idea of fixing it myself but wasn't sure I wanted to take any chances. My mind was made up to get a replacement when I discovered my headset adapter makes a less-than-stellar connection to my guitar a few days ago. Hopefully there will be a nice box waiting for me when I get home from work and I can do a side-by-side comparison on the strum issue to see if it's really "fixed".
As the co-author of S-Pack and have had input on ECIP in my conversations with John we both want to see most of our work in this area be open source... we just don't have time (either one of us) to clean stuff up enough to make it usuable in the most general sense.