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The Evolution of a Blog Banner

Glendon Mellow of The Flying Trilobite just finished this beautiful banner (currently rotating with Carl’s) for me this weekend, and I thought it might be interesting to show the stages and though process behind his art. Our initial conversations about what I wanted in a banner were along the lines of, that I blog about…

New Banners!

Perhaps you might have noticed my brand spanking new banner up there! It was just recently finished by my friend Carl Buell, blogger at Olduvai George and a phenomenal natural history illustrator. I love it, and hope you do too. At the moment, its slightly oversized so I’m gonna have to figure out how to…

Be A Part of Internet History!

What would happen if a handful of bloggers started asking questions about the impact of blogging on the “Real World”? What would change if the Academy was made more aware of science blogs, and that they may have an impact of science (for better or worse)? What would happen if a lot of people were…

So the idea was hatched a few months back in our seeeeeeecret SciBlogger back channel, that we really all wanted a vacation and to hang out for hours together in person instead of in the forums. This nebulous idea rapidly crystallized into a time and a place, with a loose schedule draped around long periods…

So by now some of you may have heard that SEED threw a nice bash for us ScienceBloggers, and a gaggle of us went up to New York City to do whatever it is that online bloggers do when they get together in real life. Well, as to the latter, it involved quite a few…

Its been a while since I updated the Ye Olde Blogroll, and since I’ve gotten a few email requests for links (good ones, not links to essay writing services) I thought I’d declare open season on links. I’ll be updating this weekend, so if you want me to check out your site, leave it in…

What the heck is RSS? Little did I know that I was reading news and blogs the Old Slow Way rather than the New Fast Way. Jeez. I’m almost as embarrassed as when it was pointed out that I still use Friendster, which is, like *so* 2003. RSS is sweet, and this video created by…

I’m taking a few days off blogging, just to depressurize and take a few steps back. The last week has been pretty crazy and exhausting, so, a bit of time off is just what the doctor ordered.

Several people have emailed to let me know that some commenting is going on at the Volokh Conspiracy over what qualifies as “fair use.” Its cool that some experts in law might chime in. Check it out.

Univ. of Michigan To My Rescue!

Got this from UM’s publishing license negotiation team. I asked for permission to publish the email, and they said sure. I removed names just in case anybody decided to be over-zealous again. —————- Hi Shelley, I’m the Electronic Resources Officer at the University of Michigan Library, i.e. one of the people responsible for negotiating licenses…