It’s a beautiful day today. I’m going hiking to try out my new wide-angle attachment for my camera and I am ignoring the world. In the meantime, in passing, I just thought I’d mention the various news orgs are reporting that Japanese FM Taro Aso said that Taiwan is a country, and China bitched about this unconscionable interference in its “internal affairs.” In other news, Oceania is still at war with Eastasia.