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To Do List

To Do List (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) No recreational blogging for me until I’m done with everything on this list. Write letter of ref for recent grad (deadline was Feb 1; turned in letter Jan 31) Finish new article on a classic work of interactive fiction (deadline was Feb 1; I’ll have it done in a few days) 11 Feb 2007 (A week and a half late, but I hope the editors…

Reservoir Logs

To gather up a few logs, it might seem like lunacy to deploy the same kind of sophisticated and pricey ROVs used to explore the Titanic or investigate 9,000-foot-deep geothermal vents along the mid-Atlantic seafloor. But do the math and Godsall’s method starts to make good financial sense. Operated by just one person, a so-called feller buncher–the fastest and cheapest way to harvest timber on land–can cut at least 500…