With Bfraser's guest blog being posted yesterday and the Arctic sea ice approaching maximum extent (I think, IJIS hasn't updated the past few days), I think I can safely call an end to our semi-hibernation. As said before I'm still waiting for my virtual credit card to get cleared after which I will upgrade the blog, and hopefully not blow up the whole thing. I will write a separate post discussing the changes and ask for suggestions when the time comes.
In the meantime, here's yet another Open Thread. Good morning, Arctic!