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Archives for June, 2008

Links for 6-30-2008

The comics rawked last week! Gracie signed off as the engineer on plans for the bike ramp she constructed for her brother Baldo and his friend. Gracie, you are awesome! Read the strips for June 24 and 25, too. I want more Gracie with my Baldo! The Chronicle News Blog reports that India will now…

The Bimbo Game

Rarely, it happens that I am left speechless.

Know Thine Enemy

Kylie at Podblack asks, for the next Scientiae, “A voice in the crowd” – are you heard? How are you heard? Are you one of a team that works as a choir or does discordance rule the roost?…who really has control of the megaphone? Heh. How am I heard? Depends greatly upon the listener, and…

I was browsing the Women’s Policy Inc. site, which is awesome, and ran across an item in the June 16, 2008 issue of The Source that just left me with my mouth hanging open. I can’t find a permalink for this item; follow this link and scroll down to the fifth item, “House Approves Paid…

The latest issue of Smithsonian arrived today, in time for my dinner. There are few things more pleasing than reading and eating on a fine summer day, sitting on the back patio with a light breeze blowing and the perfect toasted cheese sandwich, not burned this time, sitting on my plate. But even a perfect…

Why I Do Blog

After my last post, Magetoo asks why do I blog? Poor Alison does not understand why I blog at all, being as I am so very bitter and angry, which I suppose we can classify under #8 in my newly numbered list of reasons why I shouldn’t blog, with a dollop of #7 and #9.…

Why I Shouldn’t Blog

A number of my Sciblings have taken up the challenge of the last “Ask A ScienceBlogger” question, “Why do you blog, and how does blogging help you with your research?” (See for example Alice and Janet and PhysioProf and Grrl and DrugMonkey.) I am not currently involved in research, nor am I even employed, so…

Science Rap

I will admit that rap music has more than once caused me to mutter “These kids today! Their music is just noise! When I was young, our music had a melody!” Or something like that. You know, the stuff mom said when I was young. I won’t even mention how the generous dose of misogyny…

Links for 6-16-08

Some time ago Penny called my attention to this post by Liz Henry regarding the erasure of women from the tech community via language. I loved it, not least because her most excellent rant includes one of my own pet peeves: All of this just yanks my chain big time, like when people say in…

Your Lab Photo Here

Some time ago I posted info about the Seed lab photo contest. The deadline is long since past, but in the comments on my post I offered to post lab photos that you submitted but that didn’t get selected. Barn Owl took me up on my offer. Here’s her lab photo followed by her comments.…