My list of frequently misspelled words

I’ve read a number of lists of frequently misspelled words, and I always end up thinking “Really? That doesn’t match my experience at all. If your methodology says that supersede is misspelled more often than its, then I think you need a new methodology.” Of course, context matters. Professional writers misspell different words than internet…… Continue reading My list of frequently misspelled words

IPv6.001

Or: Why IPv6 failed (This post is about Internet Protocol, the communications protocol that the Internet runs on.) (Rant alert! I’m trying to be nice on this blog, but I can’t seem to make this post much less mean than it is.) The successor to IPv4 is not IPv6. It might be IPv7, or it…… Continue reading IPv6.001

The northernmost and southernmost trees

Where are the northernmost and southernmost naturally-growing trees in the world? I thought it would be easy to find the answer, but it turn out, not so much. Northernmost The northernmost trees are most certainly Dahurian larch (Larix gmelinii) trees growing in north central Russia. They are apparently somewhere in the marked region below, or…… Continue reading The northernmost and southernmost trees