Hello, ScienceBlogs

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As some sharp-eyed reader may have already spotted, the SciencePunk blog has relocated to the Seed Media Group‘s ScienceBlogs. Let’s take a moment to absorb these new surroundings.

OK, done? Those of you who have already run back to check will find it too has changed substantially. Drama abounds!

From today, the whole SciencePunk caboodle is getting cranked up a notch. Wave goodbye to the version 5 we all knew and loved, and say hello to version 6. (Ah, you always wondered what that stray /v5 signified, didn’t you? Why not check out v4? Web 1.0-tastic!) The site has now been diversified and distributed, so that the blogging section will now come exclusively via ScienceBlogs. Back at SciencePunk central you’ll find this blog on feed, a new mini-feed of links I’ve found interesting but have no time to write about, separate sections for longer articles, videos, and possibly a non-science blog to vent all the wonderful and disturbing things that thrash about like angry eels in my head. Although the invitation to start blogging from the Seed servers was a pleasant surprise, the SciencePunk upgrade has been on the books for a long while.

If you’ve already signed up to the rss feed, then by the miracle of .htaccess code you should receive updates of all new material, both on and ScienceBlogs. If not you can sign up here.

Kudos to Arikia at ScienceBlogs for humouring my many questions and demands with grace and expedience. If anything isn’t working as it should be, please don’t hesitate to tell me. Abusive comments will be tolerated so long as they’re funny. Regular blogging will commence once everything is running smoothly, and by golly there’s a lot to write about…


  1. #1 Coturnix
    January 23, 2009

    Welcome to the Family!

  2. #2 Beermonkey
    January 23, 2009

    Fancy meeting you here! Will you be about for a beer or two at the Sense About Science thing on Thursday?

  3. #3 Norman Doering
    January 23, 2009

    Science Punk, eh?
    What does that mean? You’re someone who can split an atom and understand what a neural stem cell is and yet still thinks that Sid Vicious and the Sex Pistols was the epitome of Rock and Roll?

    Is this because you can’t handle Black Metal?

    Or is the punk more a Cyberpunk and literary thing and you’re really into William Gibson?

  4. #4 Arikia
    January 23, 2009


  5. #5 Stephanie Z
    January 23, 2009

    Scallywags and Sam & Max rules (no penalty for being funny) in the first two posts? Welcome to the sciborg indeed!

  6. #6 Loc
    January 23, 2009


  7. #7 wildlifer
    January 23, 2009


  8. #8 Joseph Hewitt
    January 24, 2009

    Congratulations on the big move!

  9. #9 Frank the SciencePunk
    January 24, 2009

    Actually, the etymology of SciencePunk is more a nod to the archaic root of the word ‘punk': a troublesome youth.

  10. #10 Norman Doering
    January 24, 2009

    Frank the SciencePunk wrote:

    … etymology of SciencePunk … nod to the archaic root of the word ‘punk': a troublesome youth.

    Ahhh… causing trouble, eh?
    One of my favorite hobbies.

  11. #11 Masks of Eris
    January 24, 2009


    (Also: the SciencePunk Central link on the blogroll doesn’t seem to work. Should it have http instead of htp? Or is this a sneaky test to weed out the anal-retentive types?)

  12. #12 Comrade PhysioProf
    January 24, 2009

    Welcome to ScienceBlogs, SciP!

  13. #13 John Phillips, FCD
    January 24, 2009

    Oh no! Not another feed to add to my SciBorg collection, how dare you :) Welcome to the collective from a fellow UKian.

  14. #14 DuWayne
    January 25, 2009

    Actually, the etymology of SciencePunk is more a nod to the archaic root of the word ‘punk': a troublesome youth.

    Dammit, I was hoping for tattoos, piercings and naughty words. Oh well, glad to see ya anyways.

  15. #15 Mojo
    January 25, 2009

    I saw this linked from the Quackometer’s “Quick Blog” under the heading Should I Stay or Should I Go, and assumed it would be about this.

  16. #16 Sheril R. Kirshenbaum
    January 25, 2009

    Welcome Swain…

  17. #17 Isis the Scientist
    January 25, 2009

    Welcome to the Borgz, new Scibling.

  18. #18 complex field
    January 26, 2009

    Are ya feelin’ lucky, Punk?

    I’m looking forward to reading your blogs.Cheers!

  19. #19 manigen
    January 26, 2009

    Yet another blog absorbed into the collective. Congrats!

  20. #20 tom p
    January 26, 2009

    Hey Frank,

    congratulations on joining science blogs


  21. #21 PalMD
    January 26, 2009

    welcome to the end of teh internets!!

  22. #22 youtube
    February 3, 2009

    Actually, the etymology of SciencePunk is more a nod to the archaic root of the word ‘punk': a troublesome youth.

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