Archives for April 19, 2009

From a University of Chicago Press Release. The genetic toolkit that animals use to build fins and limbs is the same genetic toolkit that controls the development of part of the gill skeleton in sharks, according to research to be published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on March 23, 2009, by Andrew…

Do not trust Facebook. If you write a long meaningful bit of prose in a box on Facebook and then hit the appropriate button to post it, you may get a “Log in to Facebook” screen (even though you were, obviously, already logged in) and your prose will be gone. GONE I SAY! Do not…

To Engage or Not To Engage

During the election campaign, the Palin/Whatshisname ticket made hay over Obama’s statements that he would engage in international conversations with unsavory knee-jerks such as the president of Iran. I call these people knee-jerks because they invoke a knee-jerk response in right wing and even moderate circles. Obama is of course right in that it is…

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Sticky Windows

On the radio

Aha, I just figured it out. I’ve done some work disentangling my email streams so that in certain contexts I could actually read one email without having three new ones arrive during the same time. Then I want out of town for a few days. As a result, I never saw my email to post…