Monthly Archives: September 2006

Why I blog

This is a meme I can get behind. 1. I blog because I can’t imagine not writing. I’ve spent a whole life trying out various jobs that didn’t involve my own writing, and I’ve hated all of them. Every time, … Continue reading

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Personal Blogs

Scalzi has an interesting post today about the (un)popularity of personal blogs. Money quote: if you want to crack the top 100 without writing on a single topic, especially politics or tech, it helps if you are a pretty girl, … Continue reading

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Scienceblogs has been taken out

Scienceblogs has been down for at least the last ten minutes. The perpetrator? Our own damn selves. Apparently there was some sort of exploit that was attacking the server, and our tech support staff wasn’t being especially helpful, so the … Continue reading

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Popularity catatonia

So, the other blog got linked by a really big name blog, resulting in more than a doubling of typical daily traffic. This puts pressure on me the writer to come up with with other good stuff, so those new … Continue reading

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Ouch.

Wow, I just went for a 7 mile run. That’s the farthest I’ve run since I was a sophomore in high school (that was 25 years ago, but who’s counting?). I have been running 3.5 to 5 miles a day, … Continue reading

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Things your kids say that make you feel old

So, my thirteen year-old daughter is excited about the new iPods. The new Nanos come in colors, and the new Shuffle is just awesome. “It’s tiny,” she told her mother last evening before dinner, “And it’s got a little clip … Continue reading

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Calico — worth 39 bucks?

So, I’ve downloaded some pretty neat software. What it does is connect together those panorama shots you take with a digital camera. You know what I’m talking about, when you see a landscape that’s simply too big to capture with … Continue reading

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How much rain?

Sometimes, here in Davidson, NC, we get a lot of rain — it can really dump on us. We got quite a bit when the remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto came through. But actually, the rain we got due to … Continue reading

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