Aside from some running separately covered by its thoughts of the moment section, I made relatively few changes to this web-site during 2016; I was distressed about a friendship that had ended abruptly late in 2015 (leaving me unable even to guess the reason for that ending) and had no enthusiasm. Still, I added a little (somewhat morosely) to my autobiographical pages:
An essay on a topic much obscured by over-simple treatments of it in popular culture.
I reworked an old page and wrote a bit more about Euclidean geometry.
An explanation of the difference between force and energy, prompted by a child with the good sense to ask questions (and a mother with the good sense to delegate).
Another of my newly-gathered autobiographic pages.
My computer's hard disk crashed at the start of September,
wiping out various local changes (albeit probably not many: I had written
little, lacking enthusiasm for anything); and my last back-up was less recent
than my (still not so very recent, July 9th) update to this public copy of my
web-site. So I copied that last update back onto my recovered back-up, losing
all history between it and that last update; and failed to rediscover how to
re-synchronise (invoking CVS on the server while connecting via ssh from home,
with a tunnel open to let CVS see my local git cvs server; all of which is in
place, yet somehow I get
Connection refused), so the site remained
unchanging until well into 2017.