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2. Comments of the week: Paul the Fossil shares his experiences from a lifetime in the environmentalist movement; andrewgillen shows off his web tool that lets you examine how the prices of different resource bundles have changed over different time periods.
3. I’m going to keep the newest-first comment order for another two weeks, to give everyone a chance to form an opinion. Then I’ll probably make a poll the next visible Open Thread on whether people want to keep it or switch back. I’ve heard some people say they want oldest-first for real posts and newest-first for Open Threads. This seems like a good idea to me but I don’t think WordPress natively supports having different comment orders on different posts. If that’s what we decide on, I might beg or commission one of you programmers to make me a plugin.