For more than 11,000 years the snow capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro stood as a beacon over the African savanna. NASA scientists were shocked when satellite photos revealed the ice cap and glaciers shrank radically between 1993 and 2000. The ice cap lost 80% of it’s area in the 20th century. Scientists originally thought the snows would be gone by 2020, but current NASA estimates predict the snowcap will be completely gone by the end of this decade. More information at WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Goodbye, Kilimanjaro on the shrinking snowcap.
I’ve been getting a lot of hits from Drupal.org after I got linked from the projects home page with my ‘Blogger Sucks’ post. So hello drupal people! Yes this site runs Blogger – sorry. My drupal installation lives on my iBook’s hard drive right now, and it certainly isn’t very interesting or worthwhile yet. More of a test bed for my hacking and geek tendencies. When I’m ready I’ll probably put something up online, but not just yet.
Speaking about Blogger’s troubles, I scribbled up a post over on my new WordPress blog, Tales of Brave Ulysses about the problems lately with Blogger. My theory had something to do with spammers gunking up the works with Blogger’s newly release API. The official word is that the slowness is due to problems installing and powering up new machines in the server farm. Electrical problems actually. I still favor the spambot theory, but I’ll take their word for now.