Taking a Break

Two things of note tonight. First off, Bruce Schneier has announced the purchase of Counterpane Security by BT (there was a great comment on that).

Second, Miles Metcalfe made my day (or rather, night) by pouncing on my Amazon Wishlist and shipping me a copy of Alastair Reynolds' Pushing Ice, with which I will retire for the remainder of the evening (all this rain is bringing out the reader in me again).