Archives for April 28, 2009

A New Look and Feel for My Blog

… but only subtly different. You may have noticed that all of the Science Blogs (or almost all) have changed over to a new template. My understanding is that this is mainly an underlying technical upgrade, and no so much a resurfacing, but you will notice a few key changes. The right sidebar is now…

Birding Binoculars

I am not an expert on binoculars, but that is not going to stop me from giving you some excellent advice. Wildlife watching requires binoculars, and although I’m focusing on birding here, everything we’re talking about applies generally. So this advice may be useful for your Safari to Africa where birds will be only one…

Apparently, this is being seriously considered. By whom you may ask?

Are you having trouble getting your wireless networking to work? Well, good luck with that. It can be difficult. Here, I provide you with one tip that you will not find in most troubleshooting documents but that is absolutely essential. Thisw may be the thing you need to do to make your wireless connection work.…

Latest Swine Flu Reports

While it is still true that no deaths have been reported for the new swine flu outside of Mexico, the virus has been identified in additional countries.

Specter to Switch Parties

Republican Sen. Arlen Specter has decided to switch parties and become a Democrat, stunning his GOP colleagues in the Senate while pushing Democrats and President Barack Obama one step closer to unfettered power in Washington. Specter will be the 59th Democratic senator, and if Al Franken eventually pulls out his Senate race in Minnesota, Democrats…

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A Tale of Two Trips

When I contacted Steve Kelley’s campaign director to arrange a meeting with Steve and Sophie Kelley, I suggested Tuesday. She responded that they had arranged their schedule to meet me on Wednesday. When I read her response, the part that I saw was, “They had arranged their schedule to meet with you at Pizza Nea,…

Gallup has taken on the task of explaining, in ultimate terms, the evolutionarily designed features of the human penis. He works this as an engineering problem from the perspective of evolutionary psychology, which is always a little bit dangerious, but gallup isn’t quite the arm waiver that a lot of other EP’s are, so he…