August 19, 2002
Well, wasn't I in a melancholy mood before retiring yesterday? I blame it on the dog days of August.
This time of year, the Dog Star--Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major--starts appearing in the sky just before dawn for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, after hiding behind the sun for most of the summer. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that it was Sirius in combination with the Sun that causes so much of the heat we feel at this time of year. Those crazy Greeks and Romans.
Regardless of how we got the term, these days are the worst of our summer and it shows. The Southern Hemisphere webloggers are just going to have to carry the rest of us for a week or two.
Posted by Bb at August 19, 2002 07:29 AM
I'm really glad you said this, Bb. I've been wondering about the slump in blogging energy lately (my own included, even though I'm down under). Now that you've explained what's happening, the Southern Contingent can shoulder their responsibility, step up to the plate, custom install Red Hat Linux, and battle on until you guys in the North recover.
I don't know, that's asking a lot of you all, especially that Red Hat Linux install.
It is quiet, though, isn't it?
Such is life. Back to book.