I finally have a day job! For a few weeks, anyway - I'm temping as a GIS monkey. While this is not functionally much different from generic office temp jobs, data entry using ArcGIS pays much better than data entry with Excel.
Historically, day-jobbing has not had much effect on my blog output, but it might take a while to adjust to the new routine. In particular, I need to grow some muscles so that I will be less exhausted by my bike commute. And since I will no longer be able to lounge around osmosing the blogosphere all day, please do drop me a note - by email, or leave a comment on one of these noms posts if you want others to see it too - if you've written something I should read.
- Redoubt volcano, near-ish to Anchorage, Alaska, is poised to erupt. Aaaaany day now. Yep. If this interests you, you really should be aware of the Redoubt Hut webcam; you should also be following Erik Klemetti's Eruptions. See for example: REDOUBT VOLCANO WILL DESTROY THE SOLAR SYSTEM!!!1!ELEVENTY1!! and why an eruption might affect oil prices.
Below the fold: It's apparently t-shirt and carnival week.
- God's Volcano Project -- Awesome t-shirt. Others from the same site: Viva la Evolucion and Ask Me About Dinosaurs (via Magma Cum Laude)
- Thermo Scientific claims that they're giving away a free "fossilomics" t-shirt. Of course, Thermo Scientific also claimed to be giving away free packs of chemical element trading cards last year, but even though I received my packet of junk mail they never sent me any trading cards. Boo!
- The Accretionary Wedge #16: Pondering the geological future of Earth -- Cockroach geologists FTW.
- Carnival of the Arid #1
- Carnival of Space: Welcome to the Big Top -- Spaaaaace!
- New carnival! Diversity in Science -- For the first edition, profile someone interesting and/or inspirational.
- Call for entries for February's Accretionary Wedge -- the theme is places you should go.
Oh! Good idea, I should see if I can get a temp job doing GIS over the summer!
Congrats on the day job! Here's hoping that it either extends after a few weeks, or you find something more permanent before it runs out
Fossilomics is a boggling concept, unless I'm being too clever (and it wouldn't be the first time). Assuming it's about the study of the fossilome is where I keep boggling. Extrapolating from the genome and the proteome and the metallome and the metabolome to ... the ... FOSSILOME. That makes my brain-app freeze and I have to wake up and kill the process.