Archives for July 3, 2008

PDF Mojo in your word processor

In OpenOffice, the OpenSource office suite that beats the pants off of Microsoft Office in so many ways it is not funny, has long been able to save documents as pdf files. “So what?” you say, “I’ve always been able to do that with thisorthat add in.” Don’t interrupt me. OpenOffice has always done this…

The Nature of PLoS

I have a partially written half baked (eventually to be fully baked) post expanding on Open Access publishing and the PLoS – Nature controversy (which is heating up quite nicely). But I may or may not finish it. What I do want to point out now is that I’ve made a couple of changes in…

Remember that song? If you play it backwards, you hear that Paul is Dead. Well, this time it’s for real. WE’RE NUMBER NINE. This blog, with its 18 readers, has achieved that status of Position Number Nine on The Wikio Rankings We are the ninth greatest Science Blog on Earth.

Many of you commented that Steven Levitt’s presentation at TED about the car seats was not exactly a wonderful piece of work. Cephyn pointed out that Levitt acknowledged this in his NYT spot. So let’s look at an older TED talk by Levitt and get a better taste in our mouths. Hopefully. Freakonomics author Steven…

I’ve noticed, of myself, lately, that I never have a knife or a bottle opener handy, but I was once the guy who always had a knife or a bottle opener handy. That is generally true of archaeologists, and I used to be a full time archaeologist. Originally, I assumed that my lack of preparedness…

Christina Comer is suing the Texas Education agency. Here is a copy of the law suit. From the Dallas News: AUSTIN – A former state science curriculum director filed suit against the Texas Education Agency and Education Commissioner Robert Scott on Wednesday, alleging she was illegally fired for forwarding an e-mail about a lecture that…

Franken: Invest Here

Blog Roll

Dinosaurs: A creationist’s Fairy Tale Discount thoughts Discovering Biology in a Digital World Dispatches from the Culture Wars Divine Afflatus Dopo i dinosauri: Evoluzione dei Mammiferi Dougs Divine Drollery Dougs Dynamic Drivel Dr. Joan Bushwell’s Chimpanzee Refuge Dr. Mom Drowning in the Real Dubito Ergo Sum Dynamics of Cats Early to Bed Ecobirder Effect Measure…