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What kind of blog are you?

Posted on Nov 20, 2008 in Blog, misc | 5 comments

The Typealizer tool claims to analyze your blog and classify your type. Here’s the result for windupstories.com: INTP – The Thinkers The logical and analytical type. They are especialy attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle connections between things and imagine far-reaching implications. They enjoy working with complex things using a lot of concepts and imaginative models of reality. Since they are not very good at seeing and understanding the needs of other people, they might come across as arrogant, impatient and insensitive to people that need some time to understand what they...

glass-topped stoves

Posted on Oct 13, 2008 in Blog, misc | 3 comments

dumbest consumer “improvement” ever. 1) anything that spills over the pot automatically burns on the glass. 2) any water underneath a kettle causes the kettle to magically levitate and slide off the burner as the water turns to steam. 3) it’s not as hot as a traditional coil stove. 4) it’s not as adjustable as a gas stove. Dumb in all ways. But hey, it looks so...

___ like a rabbit

Posted on Dec 29, 2007 in Blog, misc | 1 comment

I was talking with a friend the other day when he produced the following nugget of wisdom. Keep in mind that this a conversation he held entirely with himself. I was just a bystander: “I wish I could poop like a rabbit.” (Long Pause) “Actually, I wish I could not just poop like a rabbit, I wish I could eat my poop like a rabbit. It seems like a great step up in efficiency.” (Long Pause) “No. Never mind. It’s just a compensation for an inefficiency. Scratch the idea.” (Long Pause) “I’d still like to poop like a...


Posted on Apr 19, 2007 in Blog, misc | 3 comments

As Gigi notes, I’ve been absent from blog land. Can’t really explain why. Just sort of lost...

Comments gobbled?

Posted on Mar 8, 2007 in Blog, misc |

I’ve just become aware that WordPress has gobbled some people’s comments. I’ve just gone back in and rescued a handful. In general, your comments should appear immediately. If they don’t, email me and I’ll dive back into the v!agra, big boobs and phentamine sea and see if I can rescue...

I hate the Internet

Posted on Feb 18, 2007 in Blog, misc, Writing | 2 comments

So, the reason I hate the internet (specifically email lists, blog posting areas, discussion boards, etc) is that it’s an incredibly clumsy medium for discussing anything with any level of nuance. The amount of time it takes to craft a post, only have it re-interpreted or mis-interpreted or simply ignored is horrific. Over and over, I tangle myself in discussions that could probably be productive and interesting if only they were occurring in person rather than online, but instead, the result is either a train wreck, or a massive time sink, or both. This comes to mind as I just dropped a couple hours ranting on Daniel Abraham’s blog...

Science Scouts!

Posted on Feb 13, 2007 in Blog, misc |

Check out the Order Of The Science Scouts Of Exemplary Repute And Above Average Physique Members are: – not opposed to alcohol. – fond of IPCC reports (especially the pictures). – mostly in agreement with the “truth.” – into badges. – grieving for the slow and miserable death of the Hubble Space Telescope. – possibly possessed of supernatural powers. – not in the business of total world domination – committed to the constant and diligent presentation of science stories, be it to editors, producers, directors, educators, relatives and/or friends of various ilk, in an effort to lessen the gap that is this thing we call public scientific literacy. We...