Archives for March 11, 2008

Our Cats are Going Away!

For the last several months, we’ve been cat sitting for our friends Gil and Gilliane. They are very good cats, and Amanda especially has bonded to them. Well, Gil and Gilliane are returning from their extended stay overseas, and want their cats back. There will be a certain emptiness when they are gone. But even…

This was at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin Texas. And it wasn’t really him being heckled, exactly. Business Week journalist Sarah Lacy was interviewing Zuckerberg on the stage, and apparently chose topics to ask him about that were of little interest to the audience. In other words, the show they were putting on was…

I remember, when I was getting to know Amanda, carefully exploring certain key issues such as this. It actually didn’t take long to find out that we had almost identical political views, and perspectives on science, rational thinking, religion, and so on. (I say “almost” only because there is room for variation, but I can’t…

Not accurate, but funny.

This is not accurate because it implies a direct causal relationship between anonymity and realized snarkiness. In truth, the relationship is between anonymity and potential for snarkiness. Lots more of these graphs. Hat tip Zuska

Banning Anonymous Internet Posting?

From Kentucky, the home of the Creationist Museum and Sour Mash (so you see, there is a range), we hear of a move to ban anonymous internet posting. My impression is that this is directed at commenters on internet sites, but it may also include bloggers.

This Thursday, at Stratton Hall, at the Cumberland Christian School. The fair will feature roughly 80 projects created by sixth-, seventh-, and eighth- grade students. Students started working on the experiments and projects in early December. … Stratton Hall will be open from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to view the projects. [source]

Attack of the Space Robots Imminent

From Wired: Astronauts bound for orbit this week will [be], assembling a “monstrous” two-armed space station robot that will rise like Frankenstein from its transport bed. Putting together Dextre, the robot, will be one of the main jobs for the seven Endeavour astronauts, who are scheduled to blast off in the wee hours of Tuesday,…

Check it out: Dear Friend of the Bell Museum: Thanks to your efforts, the Bell Museum’s building project is included in both House and Senate versions of the Minnesota State Legislature’s 2008 bonding recommendations. Now is the time to contact Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to express your support for the project. You can reach Governor…

Yet another demonstration of creationist’s inability to get what they want without resorting to ethically questionable behavior …..

I have purchased a few songs from iTunes, but I don’t like doing it. I have the sense that you are not really buying the song in the same way you do when you buy a CD. But I do use the iTunes software (for now) on my Windows box to keep track of the…