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What Post(s) Should I Submit to Open Lab?

Every year, the best science blog posts are collected in a book, the Open Laboratory (here are the 2006 and 2007 editions). Last year’s edition included my cartoon, The Lab Fridge. It wasn’t my best post of the year, but it filled one of the niche categories published in the book. Bora has been soliciting…

Oh Deer!

Until yesterday, there was a span of about two weeks in which this blog laid dormant. I did that on purpose because I didn’t want to give you all the blogging you crave. All three of you who may crave my blogging. And I’m guessing not one of those three even noticed the silence. Ah,…

Chad‘s in town for the DAMOP meeting. What that means isn’t all that important in the grand scheme of things. But it did give us a chance to have a blogger meet-up. So, I grabbed Professor Steve Steve and Kevin (of Deep Sea Nudes and the Unimportant 95%), and we met Chad for some dinner…

Well, I’m a Doctor

I can officially claim myself as a member of the ivory tower elite. At least, that’s what they tell me.

El Chupacabra de Barcelona

I think I’m cursed. Or I have bad luck. Or conference organizers think I’m a morning person. Alright, so maybe I really am a morning person. But that’s besides the point. Because it sucks to give a talk on a Saturday morning. Saturday mornings should be reserved for things like Belgian waffles, homemade hash browns,…

Stuff White ScienceBloggers Like

Apparently, ScienceBlogs is loaded with white people. Hell, the whitest person I know blogs in this very domain. That got me thinking. Sure, we may look white. But are we really white? I mean, really white. So white that we like the stuff white people like.

Things that pissed me off today

I’m easily annoyed. A lot of things piss me off. Here are the things that irked me today: Fake St. Patrick’s Day. A large drinking school schedules Spring Break the same week as St. Patty’s Day, and they do it two years in a row. This pisses off the students because it costs them an…

One “Art”, Please

I can’t draw for shit. And I’ve got crappy penmanship to boot. All in all, I don’t end up with aesthetically pleasing creations when I put pen or pencil to paper. So it’s ironic that my one blog post selected for the 2007 edition of the Open Lab is a comic that I made. It’s…

The Condition My Condition is In

I hate vanity posts — who the fuck outside my mom cares how I’m doing, and she don’t read this — but I feel somewhat obliged to explain the lack of activity on this unread blog. This is especially important in case my Seed overlords stop by and notice a stark absence of any recent…

Over a year ago I threatened to perform some original research and publish it on my blog. I got as far as writing an introduction to the project, but I never actually posted any data. I know, I suck.I had hoped to make the project simple enough that people could follow along. The problem was…