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And … we’re back!

To celebrate the successful (!!) upgrade of ScienceBlogs to MT4, here is a dragon: Thanks, as always, for your patience.

You’ve probably already gotten the news that ScienceBlogs is getting a backend upgrade to MT4 this weekend. While this is going on (from Friday 1 PM Eastern until sometime Saturday, we hope), you’ll still be able to read the ScienceBlogs posts that are already up, but Sb bloggers won’t be able to publish new posts…

And you’re really a lawyer? The verdict came back in the Los Angeles trial of Lori Drew, the Missouri mother who facilitated cyberbullying of a former friend of her daughter, who subsequently committed suicide. Since cyberbulling isn’t an easy crime to prosecute, the trial focused on whether, in setting up a fake MySpace page as…

David Ng at The World’s Fair wants me to play along before I head to the airport. Here are the rules: I’d like to suggest a meme, where the premise is that you will attempt to find 5 statements, which if you were to type into google (preferably google.com, but we’ll take the other country…

Monday brainteaser.

This is our third teaching day of the semester (which started last Thursday), so of course, WebCT’s servers decided that it would be a good time to freak out. (The official description: … experiencing network latency within our VA2 data center that may be affecting your Blackboard environment. This may result in increased latency and/or…

I’ve been getting word (via carrier pigeon, mostly) that some of your favorite ScienceBloggers are just itching to provide you with fabulous new posts. However, a series of massive power outages in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon seem to have given the interwebs some hiccups. When the series of tubes is properly connected, they’ll be back.…

The ScienceBlogs servers are undergoing some serious spa treatments this evening (Saturday, June 2nd, starting at 9PM EDT) to rejuvenate them and help them achieve inner peace. Or something. Their massage and facial package (or whatever) is projected to last about three hours, during which time the system won’t be able to accept new comments.…

I would like to rejoice that it is Friday. And yet, as the end of the semester draws nigh, the press of Tasks That Cannot Be Deferred Any Longer is sucking a good bit of the Friday-ness out of this Friday. So, I suppose this post is the cyber-equivalent of an itemized primal scream:

Blogroll updates

Since our technical guru Tim Murtaugh seems to have cleared the squirrels out of the ScienceBlogs server, I have managed to update my blogroll. (It’s in the left sidebar — scroll way down and you’ll see it.) In the main, the updates have involved:

Toss your cookies

Hey, remember how I mentioned that there had been some issues with the commenting here? And how I suggested the utterly clunky fix of using a different browser to leave your comments? We (i.e., our tech guru) think we know why that works and, even better, a less clunky way to achieve the desired result:…