Test response alpha. Is there anybody out there?
Hello there... I don't seem to be able to log in to my backend anymore... this is embarrassing.
Mike - I'm assuming you have RSS feed set up - is that working?
Edit: Neat, I'm an administrator again :-)
Kevin, I'm not exactly computer illiterate, but I am fairly ignorant in some regards. I don't even know what an RSS feed is...sorry I can't help.
@ mike - Fair enough. In case you're curious, and RSS feed is something you plug into something like google reader in order to keep updated. I just assumed that since you tend to be the first to read/comment on my stuff, even after I haven't posted in a while, that you have something notifying you when a new post goes up.
Anyway, I checked it on my own and it doesn't seem to be working currently :-/
I use google chrome. I check Science Blogs Daily. As it happens, in my illiteracy, "We Beasties," is what google chrome goes to when I go to Sci Blogs. From there I navigate around the site. I used to go to, 'Aardvarchaeology," or "Bioephemera." In the case of Martin's blog, I found sci blogs because of a reference to a Neal Stephenson book. Later, I tended to enjoy Jessica's combination of art and science. I also frequently check out, "Aetiology," Tara's blog from the U of Iowa. I live about 60 miles away and her topics have frequently involved areas and ideas that are somewhat localized to the midwest. Not always, but enough to kind of make me feel like the science world can see into my backyard. At any rate, "we beasties," was easy to remember how to spell and to type into a google search. Oh, I guess I should also mention I tend to read, "Uncertain Principles," with regularity and recently read, "How to teach Relativity to your Dog." I'm kind of a dilatante and a frustrated scientist wannabe. Because of my experience in the lab I tend to like medical related science, immunology, erythropoesis, as well as some "genetics" related material. I've recently started reading, "The Weisman Wave." Which also seems very interesting. As an odd aside, I had a vague spiritual awakening sort of experience recently when I picked up a book titled, "Membranes and Ion Transport." Meaning that in reading the little bit I read I had the same experience religious types report when having their epiphanies and experiences. The problem of course is, I have no one to really discuss these things with, nor can I apply them to anything within my life so it becomes difficult to really create a foundation to build on or to create a solid use for the knowledge I pick up. Sorry, if I'm too gabby. I envy what many of you are able to study and do for a living.
@ Mike - Maybe you should look into taking a cell biology class at your local JC. Then at least you'll have the TA to talk with about this sort of thing :-)
Or just ask me.
I'm sure I'd love the classes. I've had through 1st semester organic chem. Microbiology as part of military training. Of course BIO 101 and 102 just getting a bachelors. I really regret never having had physics classes too. But, thinking about the chem and the bio is what really hurts...
It's never too late until you're dead.
ya betcher ass!
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