• Archive for March, 2009

    A Poem Beyond Belief

    by  • 3/30/2009 • skeptic • 0 Comments

    The ABCs of skepticism, as presented by The Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait. Go see his version, it’s all linky with extra information, and his commenters have some good suggestions for alternate verses. A is Ad hominem, attacks quite insulting, They may feel good but no good is resulting. B is for Bible, they swear itís […]

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    Time for more artwork

    by  • 3/28/2009 • art • 0 Comments

    I spent the day doing some long overdue store maintenance; verifying that everything that was for sale in my etsy shop was filed properly, scanning things I’ve never listed, and uploading those images. About 20 new, never before listed pieces went up on the site today, all for super low prices as usual. I sell […]

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    What science is good for

    by  • 3/28/2009 • science • 0 Comments

    I have downloaded a bunch of the lectures from iTunes U, and I’m listening to them as I do some scanning and image editing today. I can’t say I understood much of the lecture “How Did Life Start? Clues from Chemistry” ( iTunes) by Richard Zare, but it was well presented and he does like […]

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    Mixed Messages in Job Applications

    by  • 3/25/2009 • work • 0 Comments

    Applying for a position, and on submitting my resume via a web form, I receive this; Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server error ‘80040e37’ Invalid object name ‘survey’. /dev/common.inc, line 14 Did it save or not? Well, at least they appear to have an actual need for a systems admin, even if they were […]

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    Literature reference for the win

    by  • 3/16/2009 • humor • 0 Comments

    Full size version at xkcd.com The caption on the original: “The moment their arms spun freely in our air, they were doomed — for Man has earned his right to hold this planet against all comers, by virtue of occasionally producing someone totally batshit insane.”

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    Playing with words

    by  • 3/15/2009 • science • 0 Comments

    I watch a number of Wikipedia pages that I classify as pseudoscience, among them pages related to homeopathy, energy healing, crypto-zoology, naturopathy, etc. I really try to just keep things level and keep out semantic tricks like what one person has recently suggested on the discussion page for Reiki. There are two headings labeled “Scientific […]

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    SXSW 2009 MP3 Listening Party 3

    by  • 3/14/2009 • music • 0 Comments

    I’ve managed to make it through the entire torrent of 5GB of MP3 files – over 1000 individual files. I only had to fast forward a handful they were that horrible. Just as I finish off the last handful, another couple hundred songs are released, All in all, I think I have a couple hundred […]

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    Qwality Edukayshun

    by  • 3/13/2009 • life • 0 Comments

    One of the best advertisements for Halifax’s Dalhousie University is its alumni publication that feature the best and brightest of those that have walked their fabled halls. You can get your own copy of the magazine on their website if you think I’m kidding even a little bit. The Winter 2009 issue is available in […]

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    The Internet Makes You Dumb

    by  • 3/11/2009 • life • 0 Comments

    Either David Prager is dumb enough to leave his front door open in an area of San Francisco where hobos wander the halls looking for bathrooms to crash in, or this is the best he could do at trying to stir up drama via Twitter. and I can’t believe I’m tweeting about it while he […]

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