Daily Archives: Friday, 5th Jun 2009

Weight Report – 5 June 2009

Bother. Buggrit. Millennium hand and shrimp, even.[1] This whole weight loss thing seems to have gone a wee bit more wrong than usual. So, here’s what I’m going to do. I’m not going to be too bothered for the next few days, for a variety of reasons, but as from next week, I’ll try once again to apply a little self-discipline. More walking. Less lunch.  That kind of thing. Oh, and not so much wine, either. :cry:

[1] One for the Pratchett fans there :wave:

The Voynich Manuscript Decoded!

Anyone generally interested in oddness and the unexplained, or who has at least read the occasional issue of Fortean Times will probably have heard of the Voynich Manuscript, a bizarre manuscript full of text that has defied the efforts of cryptographers and strange diagrams. If you’ve never seen it, it’s worth a quick click of that link to Wikipedia as a starting point.

There have been a number of possible explanations offered (again, details in the Wikiwotsit page, and elsewhere), but I think we now have the definitive answer, from none other than xkcd:

xkcd: Voynich Manuscript

xkcd: Voynich Manuscript

Click to see the whole story. I’m sure you’ll agree that this is the best explanation ever offered for this previously mysterious item. Mystery solved by the power of geekiness![1]

[1] :rofl: