birthday boy • 1763 – Samuel Rogers, English author (d. 1855)
birthday girl • 1818 – Emily Brontë, English novelist (d. 1848)
audio • NPR discusses how Russian Mathematician Grigori Perelman may have solved the 100-year-old math problem known as Poincare’s Conjecture, one of the 7 millenium problems.
worth reading • from the NYT, a piece on how Wired Editiors Chris Anderson’s “Long Tail” is keep backlist titles in print. in
event • kicks off this weekend August 3-6, it runs 450 miles through 4 states, from Covington KY to Gadsden AL.
essay • an interesting piece from Guadalajara about the reading rate.
banktoaster • online Puzzle Museum, so cool it hurts. . . gahd, I am SUCH a geek.