It would seem that I am just bad at blogging this year. Maybe the world has finally surpassed the level of ridiculous that I even feel able to comment on. That, or I'm just doing other stuff at the moment.
However, I would like to take a moment to mention that my alma mater just scored a 28th Nobel Prize in Physics.
Also, I think it's pretty neat that we're starting to spot relatively ordinary meteoroids before they hit the atmosphere. If I read the ephemerides right, it was still something like three times as distant as the Moon when discovered -- the robo-scopes are getting pretty good if they can pick out a truck-sized boulder at that distance. No pictures of the fireball yet, but spaceweather is reporting now that the explosion was picked up by an infrasound array in Kenya and maybe seen by a jet liner over the Sahara.