Archives for July 6, 2009

Nothing is typical. As I’m sitting here in the lobby of the hotel noticing that far fewer than half of the people waking back and forth in this busy hotel are wearing unusual science fiction or fantasy costuming (that will change as the day develops) this (“nothing is typical”) is the phrase that sticks in…

This may not be entirely legal so don’t tell anyone where you heard it. Link to Medibuntu Community Documentation page Always follow the law. And remember, Linux is not for everyone.

Today, Al Franken goes to Washington. And we helped. Now, it is time to kick his ass. This is the difference between the dittoheads who will follow the anointed head of the Republican Party into a big pile of dogshit if he so orders them and us. They follow their sens less leaders, they stomp…

Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture (DIY Science) is a new book by Robert Thompson. The premise is simple. The coolest thing in the world is a home chemistry set like this one from Gilbert, which combined both chemistry and microscopy: Chemistry Set Combine the sciences of Chemistry and Microscopy in…

Scientia pro publica # Seven

Scientia pro publica is a blog carnival dedicated to bringing together in one place links to the best of science blogging that would be of general interest. The previous edition of this carnival is at Mauka to Makai. You can find out about earlier editions and future editions at the carnival’s web page, here. You…

SkepchickCon was a track at Convergence in Minneapolis. Convergence is a science fiction and fantasy convention with about 5,000 participants. A track is a temporally aligned series of panels or similar events with a theme. Skepchick is a reality-based skeptic blog entity with several fine writers from a diversity of backgrounds but mostly chicks. SkepchickCon…