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The Year in Blogging, 2007

Because it’s not science without graphs: That’s the traffic for this blog for 2007. If you integrate the area under the curve, you get a total of 833,275 page views for the year, which is, frankly, kind of astonishing. That’s up from last year’s total of 574,676, so I guess the goal for 2008 is…

Phyiscs Pictures Wanted

As noted a little while ago, ScienceBlogs has recently redesigned the channel pages on the front page, and they now include images supplied by the bloggers. For example, the doomsday weapon photo that currently graces the Physical Science page is a picture of my lab. Now, any idiot can take pictures of cute fuzzy animals,…

Redecorating ScienceBlogs

ScienceBlogs has just redesigned the main site. Sort of. The change is subtle enough that you might not notice it– the only real difference on the front page is that the “channel” list has been reorganized– it’s now slightly shorter, and some old channels have been combined into new ones. There are two practical advantages…

Blog Maintenance Update

You may notice, a couple of posts down, a post with the title “Links for 2007-10-03,” with a bunch of, well, links in it. This was auto-generated by del.icio.us, and is the main reason why I started using that service this week– the idea is to give me a way to collect together the sort…

I haven’t even had a book contract for a month, and already I’m engaging in Authorial Avoidance Behavior… I spent a while this morning messing around with setting up a del.icio.us account. This does actually have a worthwhile goal, namely to be an improvement over my current system of keeping a hundred tabs open in…

Meet Your Guest-Bloggers

As mentioned several times hereabouts, Kate and I are headed to Japan on Saturday, where we’ll be spending three weeks touring around and attending the World Science Fiction Convention in Yokohama. We will have at least some Internet access, and I may post the occasional travel update from Japan, but I’m not going to try…

Entertain Yourselves

I’m off for a much-needed vacation, and will be Internet-less for the next week. Woo-hoo! The plan of the moment is to set up a handful of physics “news” items to appear next week (the scare quotes are because some of these items are weeks old), but otherwise there won’t be any updates. If you’re…

RSS Query

Over at Cognitive Daily, Dave asks about splitting articles in RSS feeds. The ScienceBlogs feeds do not provide the full text of our posts, just the “above the fold” portion, and this practice rubs some people the wrong way. The reason for this is that our Corporate Masters are trying to support the site by…

Technical Difficulties

As mentioned in passing in the previous post, we’ve been having some DSL issues that prevent me from posting anything from home at the moment. Hopefully, Verizon will get this fixed (Kate spent a long time on the phone with them Sunday morning, and they think it’s a software problem on their end). More importantly,…