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Earl Birger Rules

Birger Johansson is an awesome guy. We’ve never met, but he’s one of Aard’s most prolific and witty commenters. And then, out of the blue, he suddenly tells me that he’s got some free shipping to spare on Amazon and sends me a hoard of books, a DVD and a graphic novel! THANK YOU BIRGER!…

ScienceBlogs Solvent Again

I just got paid half a year’s back wages by the ScienceBlogs Overlords. Christmas came early! No, I mean, last Christmas came late! Paying me off wasn’t such a big deal as I usually make only $75 a month. But at least two of the heaviest hitters here on Sb have also been paid. That’s…

Hi Bloggers, Let me apologize again for the problems that many of you and your readers are experiencing. The attack is ongoing, originating from Turkey and Qatar, and until it stops, Rackspace must block IP ranges in order for the site to be accessible to anyone. They are also unwilling to manually unblock hundreds upon…

Should I Put Together an Aard E-Book?

Here’s an idea that I’d like some reader feedback on. Would it be worthwhile to put together an EPUB e-book, about as long as a 200-page paperback, of selected blog entries of mine? I’m thinking I’d organise it in thematic sections and sort each section chronologically. And publish the thing for free on Smashwords. If…

Dear Bloggers, We have been forwarding reports from bloggers and users to our hosting service, Rackspace, over the past few days. After monitoring our traffic and these reports, Rackspace has determined that ScienceBlogs is experiencing a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack and has blocked a range of IP addresses involved. While this means that…

De-Lurk

It’s been almost a year since the last de-lurk. Aard has hundreds of regulars, thousands if we adopt a generous definition of “regular”, and most of you are lurkers — quiet readers who don’t say much. So, everybody, please comment away, as briefly or verbosely as you like, and do consider telling us a little…

Five Years of Blogging

Today is my fifth birthday as a blogger! (Here‘s my first entry from 2005.) Five years, that’s 13% of the time I’ve been out of the the womb so far. I had no idea that I’d be doing this. Funny how your life can change. My mean number of unique readers per day has been…

Anthro Blog Carnival

The Four Stone Hearth blog carnival lives on without a hitch thanks to Afarensis, its new editor! The one hundred and first instalment is on-line at Sapien Games. Catch the best recent blogging on archaeology and anthropology! Let me remind you, though, that “sapiens” is not a plural.

Four Stone Hearth: Call for Submissions

The 100th Four Stone Hearth blog carnival will run here at Aard on Wednesday. Submit great recent stuff to me, your own or somebody else’s. Anything anthro or archaeo goes!

Anthro Blog Carnival

The ninety-ninth Four Stone Hearth blog carnival is on-line at A Very Remote Period Indeed. Catch the best recent blogging on archaeology and anthropology!