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A realization had over dinner, looking up “cream cheese” and “fromage frais” on our new iPhones: the iPhone is the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. At least while attached to Wikipedia. That’s got to be work an app — something with “Don’t Panic” in large friendly letters on the front. I’m not sure this counts.…

I know this clip is a few days old, but that’s how far behind I am in watching the Daily Show (does Tucker Carlson really call Jon Stewart “Jon Daily?”). Hat tip to my colleague who sent me the link. The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c Stem Sell Daily Show…

My timing is off

I had a meeting yesterday at 4, but was stood up (by a colleague who is now completely apologetic). I had another meeting today I thought at 1:30, but no one appeared. I went back to my office, saw I had got the time wrong and it was at 2:30. The meeting had been scheduled…

My eponym

I never officially participated in the last World’s Fair meme (although if you google “Minnow motherhood insanity” you get this blog), but now Dave Ng has another fun meme for us. Anyway, this meme asks that you come up with your own scientific eponym. What’s that exactly? Well, first read this excellent primer by Samuel…