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11 Jul 2008: Friday Earthquake Blogging: M7.9 Southeast Alaska
Aimless: · 1 comment
Well, technically this is Friday tsunami blogging, but sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. Yesterday was the ...
11 Apr 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Slag
Aimless: · 3 comments
... Here's what's left over. (Do I apologize for the weak blogging? No! No apologies! I am still trying to work "elusive", "obsequious", ...
4 Apr 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Halite
Science: · 5 comments
I was going to write up a proper post on marine evaporite sequences, and how they relate to the deliciousness of expensive salt vs. cheap salt, but, um, I didn't. Hey! Look! Pretty picture! Enough salt for nine lives... Originally uploaded by aleske ...
27 Mar 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Pele’s Hair
Aimless: · 3 comments
This one's in honor of the new activity at the peak of Kilauea. For pictures and updates, see the Hawaii Volcano Observatory homepage. For more geoblogospheric coverage, check out the posts at Magma Cum Laude and the roundup at Geology News. To get Pele ...
7 Mar 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Mud
Aimless: · 9 comments
Picture courtesy reader Martin. Or maybe Martin doesn't actually read this blog, and it's just Wren. Anyway, thanks, Wren and Martin! Today's rock is a geopuzzle: What's up with these ridges? How did they get there, and what determines their size? I do ...
29 Feb 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Desert Varnish
Aimless: · 5 comments
If you kick a dark pebble in the middle of the desert, you will sometimes find that it is light underneath. What this means is that you have disturbed a pebble that has been sitting there untouched for thousands of years. During that time, it accumulated ...
22 Feb 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Oil Shale
Aimless: · 12 comments
This is a thin section from some Colorado shale. It's part of the Green River Formation, which is a series of rocks laid down about fifty million years ago when the West was wet. The shales come from a set of lakes that occupied part of what is now Colora ...
15 Feb 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Columnar Basalt
Aimless: · 5 comments
... Joe Decker that would make a suitable subject for rock blogging. Y'see, the problem with fine art photographers is that they often ...
8 Feb 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Gabbro
Aimless: · 19 comments
gabweb Originally uploaded by kevinzim I have a confession to make: I have absolutely no idea what this picture means. And most of you probably don't either, which is okay, because you're not running around the Internets pretending to be a geologist ...
19 Oct 2007: Friday Rock Blogging: Zoned Feldspar
Science: crystals, igneous rocks, rock blogging · 1 comment
I found this one on the side of the road, near the top of Sonora Pass. The zoned structure reflects some change in the conditions under which the crystal was growing, but frankly, telling you that this is feldspar has strained my mineralogy skills to the ...
5 Oct 2007: Friday Rock Blogging: Berea Sandstone
Science: rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 2 comments
The world's most generic sandstone comes from a narrow strip that runs from northern Kentucky through the town of Berea, Ohio, and then into Pennsylvania. It's an area that, 330 million years ago, was occupied by a large bay off the epicontinental sea tha ...
24 Nov 2006: Thanksblogging
Human Fuzzies, Personal: pie, thanksgiving · 4 comments
It's been twelve hours; I'm almost ready to start thinking about food again. Not eating it, but skittering my olfactory imaginations towards the smell of bacon, and then diving under the covers when it gets too realistic. And I have to say, it's a bit w ...
29 Sep 2006: Friday Rock Blogging, Mailbag Edition
Science: mystery rocks, rock blogging · 8 comments
Reader JM sent in today's rock, with the assertion that it is an anomaly from the western Utah desert and not, in fact, the sort of thing you might find in a three-year-old's nose. There is nothing in the photo for scale, but it is ~3" long. Here's what ...
Science: rock blogging, Sierra Nevada, stable isotopes · 6 comments
No one quite knows how old these hills are. We know how old the rocks are, of course - it's easy (or at least straightforward) to grab a chunk of granite, crush it up, and throw it in your handy mass spectrometer for a radiometric date. When dinosaurs roa ...
Science: Mars, mountains, Venus · 2 comments
Pancake domes from Venus, blueberries from Mars, and a molasse basin from Earth... I need to go grocery shopping. ...
26 May 2006: Friday Cat Blogging: Holy Shit I Have Cats!
Personal: cats, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing · no comments
Well, technically, the cats belong to my housemate. Which means that I get to live with cats, but don't have to clean up their poop. For those of you who don't understand how excited I am about this, you should understand that I spend my entire childhoo ...
17 Mar 2006: Friday Rock Blogging: The Giant’s Causeway
Science: basalt, igneous rocks, rock blogging, tourist attractions · 3 comments
Happy Green Beer Day! I am pleased to inform you that there are famous rocks in Ireland which you are not required to kiss, including but not limited to the Giant's Causeway. It was built by Finn MacCool in the misty dawn of time, something something Scott ...
10 Mar 2006: Friday Rock Blogging: Clay
Science: carbon cycle, rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 2 comments
NASA's press machine is unbeatable this week. Everywhere you look (for values of "everywhere" limited to science sections of the popular press) you see the same pictures of Enceladus spewing out its watery spew - but all us cool kids have been seeing thes ...
24 Feb 2006: Friday Rock Blogging: I’d Rather Be Camping
Science: moraines, rock blogging, Sierra Nevada · no comments
I went on a Web of Science binge yesterday, sensibly followed by a filing binge today. Which means I'm set for a thinking and writing binge tomorrow, but I'd really rather be camping. Here's a picture of a moraine in the Sierras. ...
3 Feb 2006: Friday Seismometer Blogging: Houfeng Didong Yi
Science: rock blogging, seismometers · 3 comments
This is a replica of the world's first seismometer, which was built in China, AD 130-ish. I haven't been able to find a good diagram of the internal mechanism, but there's some kind of pendulum in there, which jiggles in response to earthquakes. This moves ...
27 Jan 2006: Friday Rock Blogging: Caliche
Science: rock blogging, sedimentary rocks, stable isotopes · 7 comments
I've previously rockblogged about the crusty, water-soluble minerals known as evaporites. But you don't need open pans or puddles to produce this kind of mineral precipitate - drying out shallow soil will work just as well. When this happens, dissolved ca ...
2 Jan 2006: Friday Rock Blogging, Lazy Monday Edition
Links, Science: evaporites, rock blogging · no comments
Oooh, pretty pink halite! ...
4 Nov 2005: Return of Friday Rock Blogging: Titan
Science: methane, rock blogging, Titan · 2 comments
This image was taken by the Huygens probe, just after it landed on Saturn's moon Titan. Lest you think I'm somehow on top of things, let me note that it was released last January - but that old-fashioned sepia tone comes from Titan's thick hydrocarbon soup ...
16 Sep 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Portland Cement
Science: cement, rock blogging · 5 comments
One of these days I should find a nice petrology textbook, and turn Friday Rock Blogs into an actual structured way to study for my qualifying exams. Until that day, I'll be getting ideas from casual conversations and asides during class, when a professor ...
22 Jul 2005: Friday Roch blogging: multilingual edition
Human Fuzzies: guest posts, hockey, rock blogging · no comments
Les hivers de mon enfance étaient des saisons longues, longues. Nous vivions en trois lieux: l'école, l'église et la patinoire; mais la vraie vie était sur la patinoire. The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. W ...
15 Jul 2005: Friday rock blogging: sugary edition
Human Fuzzies, Science: crystals, guest posts, rock blogging · 4 comments
It's rock candy! Actually, I don't like rock candy very much, but it's pretty. Should you disagree with the first part, you can make it all by your lonesome (but with an adult's help). ...
Science: driving, rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 5 comments
At last, the real reason for yesterday's abysmal lack of happy Friday postings is revealed: I nipped up to the Bay for a couple days, to take care of administrivia (a potato-like mein allegedly representative of my face now appears on a genuine CalID card, ...
24 Jun 2005: Friday Hangover Blogging
Personal: search requests · 4 comments
I knew better than to let L. mix me a drink. I really did. Zurgh. Search Requests Who are the internet scientist geologist's punchlines chronology of apparatus why women shouldn't use corn on the cob No random ten for you today, nyah! However, I ...
17 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Beach Balls
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... apologize that this week's rock blogging isn't actually a rock, but in honor of finally being awake for an ... I've been a little bit disappointed that the Friday Rock Bloggings don't generate much discussion (even though people seem to like ...
10 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Gnammas
Science: Australia, rock blogging, Yosemite · 3 comments
Gnamma is derived from a Western Australian aboriginal* term for a hole in rock, particularly one which is full of water. The one shown here is from Yosemite again, but unlike so many other features in that park, this gnamma wasn't formed by glaciers. Inst ...
3 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Glacial Polish
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
Glaciers look regal and calm, or at least, that's the canonical photograph: blue-tinted light refracted around a majestic pile of ice. And they basically are, but like most regal majesties, glaciers are also cruel oppressors who grind the peasantry under ...
27 May 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Keiiti Aki Memorial Edition
Science: basalt, igneous rocks, rock blogging, volcanoes · 1 comment
I've been trying this morning to think of a pretty way to illustrate the concept of seismic moment, in tribute to Keiiti Aki, who died last week at the age of 75. Measurements of the energy released by an earthquake are not, as a rule, photogenic. Seismic ...
20 May 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Gabbro
Science: igneous rocks, rock blogging · 6 comments
I know it's getting rather late in the Friday for some of you; sorry about that. I was thinking that I'd finally throw up a few pictures of gabbro and explain this blog's name, but when I went looking for pictures, well, I remembered why I've been putting ...
13 May 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Evaporites
Science: evaporites, rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 3 comments
Your erstwhile correspondent is craving salt today. Mmm, salt! Even what we typically think of as fresh water contains loads of it; if you've ever noticed crusty white deposits around your faucet, well, that's the first step in a process that will eventua ...
6 May 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Sedimentary Concretions
Science: Mars, rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 2 comments
The Earth Science Picture of the Day is often light on both "earth" and "science" (it is reliably daily, and almost always a picture) but yesterday's was a good one: bowling ball sized concretions in mudstone. Concretions form within a sedimentary rock ...
29 Apr 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Birthday Edition
Science: basalt, Hawaii, igneous rocks, lava, rock blogging · 6 comments
I was hoping to find pictures of today's fresh lava at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. But there's not much happening at Pu'u O'o, and the most recent image update is from Wednesday: Two days off is enough for a shared party, certainly. And here's ano ...
21 Apr 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Aplite Dike
Science: igneous rocks, rock blogging · 3 comments
Lovely, but mundane, mottled granodiorite forms. Equally lovely pale aplite (quartz+feldspar) muscles its way into a weak spot. Stripe! Broken stripe! Awesome! Also, Joe has a Thursday Rock Blog up. (Update: also Kim!) The bandwagon, she ...
15 Apr 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Sand Boils
Science: liquefaction, rock blogging · 7 comments
So sand is just little weensy rocks, anyway. And this is a weensy volcano made of sand, in Peru. It's about a meter (0.33% of a football field) across. Normally, layers of sand and silt and crap underground bear the weight of whatever's on top of them ...
8 Apr 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Schist
Science: metamorphic rocks, rock blogging · 12 comments
Don't'cha hate it when you have to do work at work? My style, it is the severely cramped! Here's a lump of schist. Also, check out the magma party at Revolving Duck! ...
1 Apr 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Hypertufa
Science: April Fool, rock blogging · 2 comments
Most geologists are familiar with tufa, which is a type of calcium carbonate. Tufa is precipitated from calcium-rich water in low-energy environments (lakes, ocean-bottom sediments, etc.) - and if you're anywhere near California, it's worth driving up to ...
25 Mar 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Died for Your Sins Edition
Science: fossils, rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 2 comments
Look at the pretty things made from dead marine micro- and meio-organisms! First, a ridge of limestone formed from crushed-up foraminifera: Second, a couple pretty laminated diatomites: Third, partial silica replacement of a foram shell in a p ...
18 Mar 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Bishop Tuff
Science: igneous rocks, rock blogging · 4 comments
But first: For shame, USGS! Falsifying documents related to the safety, or possible lack thereof, of a long-term nuclear waste storage facility! Someone will be getting nothing but lignite in their stocking this Santa's Birthday, for sure. Now that that ...
11 Mar 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Granite
Science: granite, igneous rocks, porphyry, rock blogging · 13 comments
... right to call for a more inclusive vision of Friday Cat Blogging, noting that 99% of the species on the planet are non-chordates while ... dominant lifeist framework. Chris Clarke's Friday Fossil Blogging is a step in the right direction, however, True Justice demands Friday ...
5 Nov 2001: sinful blogging
Meta, Whimsy: · no comments
... of course telling last night's dream. What other fluffy blogging traps do you just loove to jump into? And which is absolutely the ...
31 Aug 2014: Blackberry wine
Food: blackberries, brewing, Rosaceae, wine · 1 comment
It's time for a catch-up brewing log post. Two weeks ago I went over to a nearby vacant lot and picked 18 lbs of blackberries (I weighed them on my bathroom scale when I got home). Most of them went into 15 pints of jam; I froze one ice cube tray's wort ...
Food, Science: Apiaceae, birth control, hormones, peer-reviewed research, poison hemlock, poisonous lookalikes, wild carrot · 5 comments
This summer I leveled up in foraging by carefully studying poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) and Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota), which both grow in profusion along the bike trail. Poison hemlock is one of the first plants, possibly the first, that every ...
2 Jul 2013: Red Elderberry Juice
Food: Adoxaceae, kale, red elderberries, toxicity · 2 comments
Image credit: Scott Loarie Nancy Turner summarizes the general PNW native opinion of red elderberries (Sambucus racemosa, not to be confused with the much more delicious black and blue elderberries) as follows: "Red Elderberries were not generally re ...
20 Jun 2013: The Not-So-Many Uses of Dehydrated Knotweed
Food: infusions, knotweed, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, resveratrol · 2 comments
I have a foraging shame: The plants I've been calling Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica, or Polygonum japonica if you are an old-school genus-lumper like the King County noxious weed people) are probably actually Bohemian knotweed (Whatever x bohemicum) ...
25 May 2013: Chaladnik (Belarusian oxalic acid soup)
Food: Eastern European cuisines, oxalic acid, Oxalidaceae, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, sheep sorrel, wood sorrel · 3 comments
So the other night I was reading this cool open-access research paper on the ethnobotany of Belarus. As you might expect, (1) Belarusians in the 19th Century made a lot of things into soup! and (2) many of these older wild food traditions have died out, pa ...
2 Apr 2013: Dandelion Mead
Food: Asteraceae, brewing, dandelions, Food, honey, mead, metheglin, natural dyes, Onagraceae · 3 comments
... blogging about tonight's mead-making because the #%@^*! must won't cool down ...
30 Mar 2013: Japanese Knotweed Straws
Food: Asteraceae, Fabaceae, garnishes, knotweed, Polygonaceae, Rosaceae · no comments
... straw. I filled the dehydrator, and now it's time to stop blogging and make a knotweed-apple pie for ...
19 Jul 2012: Coconut milk jam
Food: Arecaceae, jam, Rosaceae · 1 comment
Tonight I am armed with coconut milk, lime juice, Pomona's pectin, a copy of On Food and Cooking, a PhD thesis on the properties of coconut milk emulsions, and 30 pounds of raspberries. My goal is to make a coconut-raspberry jam. Thanks to the thesis I ...
17 May 2009: But I’m Not Dead Yet!
Meta: April fools · 4 comments
... so far. This is not a promise to get back to a regular blogging schedule. It's not the job that's the problem, though - it's the cat I ... the time and brainspace I had previously devoted to blogging is the exact same time and brainspace required to dangle a string from ...
17 Feb 2009: Teaching Engineers to Blog?
Meta: · 6 comments
... class to engineers and I want to introduce them to science blogging. I'm planning to have them write brief essays about classic science ... and interpersonal communication. I wanted to introduce blogging because it's a new and growing avenue for discussions about ...
26 Jan 2009: Does the World Really Need Another Blog Anthology?
Meta: · 16 comments
... to helping judge this year's Open Laboratory science blogging anthology, I'm also the production editor (i.e., typesetting jockey). ... entries (and a really rational person would probably quit blogging and submit those great pieces to magazines). But writing - even ...
20 Jan 2009: What Does it Mean to “Learn Science”?
Meta, Science, Teaching: edutainment, unfinished drafts · 2 comments
... my watch, and apparently it's time for another science blogging meta wankfest! This time, Blake Stacey is complaining that we don't ... anything, I share Blake's desire to see more basic-level blogging about science (I'd also like to see more popular books about science, ...
Meta: code, del.cio.us, ecto, perl · no comments
... day, either - I don't do enough bookmarking, or enough blogging, to justify that. Maybe some people like blogs where two out of every ... I wrote a little perl script to use with the offline blogging client Ecto. When you run the script, it pulls the 20 most recently ...
9 Jan 2009: ScienceBlogs Down Today
Meta: · no comments
... blogroll. And I think a number of Sciblings will be guest-blogging at Comrade ...
18 Dec 2008: California is Safe?
Aimless: · 10 comments
According to a study of deaths from natural hazard "events"* across the U.S., earthquakes, volcanoes, and other spectacular geophysical hazards are much less deadly than common weather events like heat waves, floods, and thunderstorms. The study was publis ...
11 Dec 2008: An Open Letter to the Science Blogosphere
Meta: · 10 comments
... of submissions for this year's Open Laboratory science blogging anthology. Run-on sentences of the form "I was reading DoucheNozzle, ...
8 Aug 2008: Shirts Belonging to the
Aimless: · 12 comments
... Reader, how long do I have to go without blogging before you start sending me solicitous letters of concern for my ...
Aimless: · 6 comments
There's an article in last Friday's issue of Nature describing some changes in the rocks near the San Andreas Fault that occurred in the hours before two small earthquakes. Here's the BBC's writeup; for those of you who can sneak behind the Nature paywall ...
28 Jun 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 1 comment
... Sapolsky writes - a transcript from a Stanford discussion. Blogging scientists should be able to relate: [A]nyone who does science, like ... so inarticulate or whatever. More under the fold: Other blogging Brumms, continental shelf oil, and commodity prices. ResearchBlogging.org wants you to help refine the list of subtopics for "version 2.0". ...
Aimless: · 7 comments
It's been two years* since the ground opened near Sidoarjo, Indonesia, spewing mud over the homes, farms, and businesses of tens of thousands of people. The disaster quickly acquired the rather endearing name of "Lusi", which is short for "lumpur" (Indone ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... counts and it's way more fun than watching paint dry. In blogging (and this may apply more to political blogging than to science blogging, but let's not pretend we haven't inherited a ...
2 Apr 2008: Geology Jargon Ripe for Zombie Re-Animation
Aimless: · 26 comments
One of the things I love about geology is the jargon. After all, what could possibly be more fun than laying down "clayey" or "vug" on a triple word score and being able to say that yes, it is too a word? Wait, don't answer that one. Instead, let me give ...
25 Mar 2008: The Five Emotions of Thesis-Writing
Aimless: · 13 comments
... issue of Marine and Petroleum Geology. Anyway, regular blogging should resume... ...
6 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 4 comments
... if given a choice between different clay mineralogies. Blogging on Pseudoscientific Douchebags An icon (and maybe someday an ...
4 Feb 2008: Why I Don’t Use the BPR3 Icon
Meta: · 14 comments
I'm a bit cynical about the revolutionary power of the blogosphere. I blog because it's a fun and easy way to share things that I find exciting, it makes my writing better, and it helps keep my ginormous slavering beast of an ego fed in the manner to whic ...
2 Feb 2008: Lusi Lecture
Links: · no comments
... they were all videotaped and archived online for my blogging convenience. Ace! Now we just need to chop them up into bits and put ...
31 Jan 2008: Hello World
Meta: introduction · 31 comments
... Gabbro, though, you may notice a change... I'm finally blogging under my real name Is this unwise? I don't know. Maybe. It certainly ... has been mostly a joke for most of the 6+ years I've been blogging. I've already suffered the embarrassment of a professional ...
Meta: · 5 comments
... I just renewed the domain for 2 more years. I'll keep blogging here, too, whenever inspiration strikes for a post that wouldn't be of ...
8 Nov 2007: Can You Read Me?
Meta: blogtinkery, datamining, flesch-kincaid, readability, reading level, writing · 2 comments
... is just a snapshot - what I really want to know is whether blogging has really helped my writing or not. I found a WordPress plugin ... to this post). It was somewhat gratifying to find that my blogging habits do indeed reflect life events: I've left the past two years ...
29 Aug 2007: Another Year Older, Another Year Fartier
Whimsy: kids today · 5 comments
... again this semester, and today feels like a light blogging day, so it's time to see how out-of-touch I am with this year's ...
6 Jul 2007: Friday Links and iTunes iChing
Links, Politics, Science, Whimsy: blog carnivals, feminism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, poverty · 2 comments
... just downloaded a trial copy of the offline blogging software ecto. I'm not sure why a total savings of perhaps a dozen ...
31 May 2007: I’m Not Dead
Meta: blog outages · 3 comments
... to breathe, something new comes up. There will be more blogging, though, I ...
13 Mar 2007: Science as Culture, and Cultural Depictions Thereof
Politics, Science: science in pop culture, white supremacist capitalist patriarchy · 9 comments
... but then, my cultural production is limited to science and blogging. Finally, we learn that science is mostly for white people, ...
12 Aug 2006: How To Grab Google’s Attention
Meta: search requests · 10 comments
... by nearly two orders of magnitude). In five years of blogging, I've meandered over a pretty wide variety of topics, with no ...
20 Jul 2006: The Walrus is Angry; Listen to the Walrus
Links, Whimsy: blog carnivals, matlab, volcanic tremor, volcanoes · no comments
... Bank 58 - it's the Internet's favorite science blogging carnival! What's the web design equivalent of Avon? If you can make ...
7 Jun 2006: A Brief Discussion of Other People’s Politics
Politics: climate change, plumbers, rhetorical tactics · 5 comments
... Climatological "Skeptic". And the thing is, after years of blogging I'm getting pretty good at figuring out the underlying assumptions in ...
22 May 2006: Of Note
Personal: blegging, workload · 2 comments
... things yet. My camera's been off and on lately, but the catblogging will commence sooner than many of you would like it to, I'm ...
16 Apr 2006: Hello world!
Meta: anonymity, Internet branding, pseudonymity · 12 comments
... it won't be soon. This definitely isn't the end of my blogging career, though. I'm currently pondering a few options: Keep ... graduate student! Seamless integration of crackpot blogging with crackpot letters to the editor, essays in tiny 'zines, crackpot ...
29 Mar 2006: Nerds for the Cause of Justice I: Proof of Concept
Meta: blogtinkery, ideas for plugins, rhetorical tactics · no comments
... mining and appropriation are the heart and soul of blogging. Any attempt to force discussions back to linked blogs is flawed and ... in the first place (as I stated at the beginning of my blogging life): to generate discussion and dialogue. I love to get links and ...
30 Dec 2005: Year-End Bloggy Wrap-Up
Meta: clip show · no comments
... Clean on the Path to Anti-Feminism The best Friday Rock Blogging was by Wolfangel - who can resist rock candy? Best celebrity visit ...
19 Dec 2005: Happy Whatever
Politics: atheism, Christmas, holidays, religion, secularism, thanksgiving · 6 comments
... why not allow the cultural crazies to determine my entire blogging agenda? My officemate (certifiably not a crazy) wrote a manifesto ...
16 Nov 2005: On Co-ops and Community
Human Fuzzies, Politics: co-ops, consensus, intentional community · 4 comments
... going on. This is theoretical wankery. That's why I'm blogging it and not bringing it up at ...
14 Nov 2005: Eaten the First Time
Links: anti-racism, Barack Obama, blog carnivals, new holiday, pirates, student parents, women in science, work vs. family · 1 comment
... Chris Clarke fangirl, but earnestly non-nerdy rock blogging was just too much to pass up. One of these days I'm going to have to ...
21 Oct 2005: Friday Friday Friday
Whimsy: earthquake prediction, Friday random ten, search requests · no comments
... seems that all the cool kids of Bay Area geo-blogging were at Kevin Starr's lecture (on the lessons learned from the 1906 ...
3 Sep 2005: Unpacking Someone
Meta: fan mail, hate mail · 1 comment
... social lives, as you can tell from the Saturday night blogging. Now. On with the fan mail. This batch comes from the form on my ...
30 Aug 2005: Piles of Minute Aggravations
Personal: cars, grad school, i hate everything · 2 comments
... intruders. Which is why I'm currently on the balcony* blogging and not sitting in my office doing work. I also just got an email ...
27 Aug 2005: What I Learned in the Field This Month
Science: field work, photoblog, Yosemite · no comments
... afraid my summer photoblogging chronology has been thrown off, as I left the card full of ...
19 Aug 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Personal, Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing · 2 comments
... and make it up to Berkeley? Or will spend so much time blogging that I'll miss orientation? The Covering: Tear the House Down, ...
29 Jun 2005: Guestblogger number the two
Aimless: guest posts · no comments
... have absolutely no reason to be guestblogging here, except that I signed up and was foolishly given the ability to ...
9 May 2005: Deconstructing Teh Funnay
Politics: offensive humor, rhetorical tactics · 9 comments
... Amy, guestblogging at Feministe, takes on a sexist joke and beats it to shreds. The ...
25 Apr 2005: Feminisms
Politics: feminism, feminisms, ideological boundary police · 7 comments
... real hours, none of this namby-pamby half-working half-blogging crap in which I am sometimes able to indulge. In one way, it was nice, ...
21 Apr 2005: Brain Asplode
Links: Caltech, compost, grad school, sexism · 4 comments
... on public outreach in the sciences. Does Friday Rock Blogging count? RIP, awesome compost pile. Damn. [via] Even Microsoft fears ...
15 Apr 2005: Friday Random Ten-and-Quiz
Whimsy: Friday random ten, quizzes · 6 comments
... Trouble Quiz after the jump. Yes, there will be rock blogging this week - it'll be up in the merest eyeblink of geologic time, I ...
13 Apr 2005: Bah
Meta: blog status updates · 16 comments
... that work precluding good blogging thing? Expect it to continue through the end of the month. I'm not ...
26 Mar 2005: Poppies
Human Fuzzies: photoblog · 4 comments
... I'm blogging on a Saturday night, but that's because I went outside today and ...
27 Feb 2005: Three Parts
Links, Personal: gender, grad school, memes, nudity, sexual tension · 16 comments
Part the First: Look at how I'm defined by the Infinite Teen Slang Generator! yami n. a female, particularly a nice one. "Reggie, that yami is nice!" Awwww. Part the Second: How many times have I mentioned that I lived in a dorm with a coed nake ...
13 Dec 2004: Top Five in 2004
Meta: clip show, procrastinating, skunks · 2 comments
... not so much a choice between applying to grad school and blogging; procrastination is a foregone conclusion. It's a choice between procrastiwhinyblogging about application essays as the retroactive construction of a ...
2 Nov 2004: So Distracting
Personal, Politics: colds, presidential elections · no comments
... Bearman's stories from Florida with Common Cause's liveblogging of voter intimidation tactics. Then spin around in your chair until ...
17 Sep 2004: Rhetorical Gatekeeping, Gender, Etc.
Meta, Politics: blogular wanking, feminism, gender, rhetorical tactics · 2 comments
... Ph.D. is indulging in a metablogging series; Part 1 includes a satisfying rant against the necessity of ... of things changes over time (which is another element of blogging, by the way). But when I am in the middle of thinking stuff out, it is ...
31 Aug 2004: Citizens Don’t Let Citizens Watch the RNC
Politics: civic duties, political tactics · 6 comments
... third-party alternative. You relish the thought of blogging, snarking, playing a drinking game, and/or throwing things at the ...
19 Jul 2004: Actually I Always Expect Synchronicity
Personal: · no comments
... not say, somehow indicative of a fundamental property of blogging? More than anything else it reminds me of walking around downtown Iowa ...
8 Apr 2004: In the End, I Still Really Like Maps
Personal: · 2 comments
... that's why I'm the only quasi-dropout scientist I know of blogging about how science education made me bitter?). The second path is ...
23 Dec 2003: Christmas Poll
Aimless: · no comments
... going to Iowa tomorrow, which won't change my blogging habits or lack thereof one bit. Happy Yuletide to all y'alls, every ...
12 Aug 2003: Erasing Time
Meta, Politics: California politics, elections · 2 comments
... handing me actual responsibilities at work that make blogging under the spreadsheets a less enticing thought, and I've been infected ...
23 Jul 2003: Becoming a Yuppie
Personal: · 4 comments
... I am, blogging on my lunch break. Whoo-ee boy, is yuppie life ever exciting! I ...
13 Jun 2003: Heat Absorbtion Gown
Personal: · 5 comments
... years of accumulated knowlege just sizzled away. Whee! Blogging will be light to nil over the next week, as my parents are here and ...
4 Jun 2003: Exploded Your Mom’s Cambrian Energy Drinks
Personal, Science: · 4 comments
... with many different kinds of shiny energy drinks, and blogging whenever my paper hits a lumpy point. When I went through the checkout ...
26 Apr 2003: Tenure’s No Damn Good!
Aimless: · 2 comments
... term - not succeeding terribly well, of course, since I'm blogging instead of working, but the lab will get done eventually. Right now, ...
21 Dec 2002: Product Review: Oral Cleansers
Personal: dentistry, reviews of stuff · 3 comments
... here comes the pain killer. One of the lovely things about blogging is being able to see where the enthusiasm runs out of each entry, and ...
10 Dec 2002: Dilemma
Personal, Politics: · 6 comments
... thing to do is blog and play NetHack. And while I'm blogging, I feel compelled to address this thing about how Trent Lott is a big ...
11 Nov 2002: Rrrrr-awwwrrrerrr! says the leaf blower
Personal: · 1 comment
... of blogging about gardening... Mondays are landscape maintenance days in this ...
7 Nov 2002: Drop of Someone
Meta: fan mail · no comments
... just give up on everything except baking, gardening and blogging about baking and ...
9 Aug 2002: Don’t Ask Me
Meta, Whimsy: blogular wanking, email, spam · no comments
... It was a bit of a crunch naming parents - I started blogging after reading an article in the New Yorker, where the torrid love ...
Meta: · 3 comments
... shift in my inner dialogue, and I really want to blame the blogging. After all, being blunt and unapologetic takes practice. I'm not sure ...
5 Jul 2002: Liminal Kangaroo Courts
Meta: blogular wanking, snobbery · no comments
... of the form "blogging is like conversation" or "blogging is like journalism" are seldom of interest to me unless they also ...
5 Jun 2002: Like A Virgin
Meta: blogular wanking, fan mail, guest posts · 3 comments
... rocks in her head. Hm. This being the loss of my guestblogging virginity (don't you feel voyeuristic, now?), I'm still feeling around ...
23 May 2002: Someone Has a Suggestion
Meta: · no comments
... goodness. Which all adds up to three weeks of not-much-blogging. So I'm looking for a team of hardy guestbloggers - preferably around ...
20 May 2002: Stack Widow
Meta, Personal: blogular wanking, Caltech, Ditch Day · 3 comments
... via the den, we have another dissection of the blogging universe: It seems that college bloggers share more than the ...
14 Apr 2002: Tax Time, Fun Time!
Meta: · 2 comments
... if you just can't get enough of me-me-me, I'll be guestblogging this week at Dust from a Distant Sun. The linkfests will be fabulous ...
7 Apr 2002: Review Time!
Human Fuzzies: reviews of stuff, writing · 5 comments
... renditions of the Friday Five or Monday Mission or other blogging memelets. When she does venture out on her own, she's a bit rambling ...
30 Mar 2002: Crying Baby Airlines
Personal: · 4 comments
... artery; I'm sad, and don't particularly feel like blogging much about it. If it's any comfort, though, I've imported all the old ...
4 Feb 2002: drool… bid… drool
Links: menstruation, religion, robots · 1 comment
... KGB is a subsidiary of Canada") and have none left for blogging. Not sure why. Have some links. Envisioning a society embodying a ...
15 Dec 2001: mo’ betta’ meta meta burger
Meta: Caltech, denmark, search requests · no comments
... blogs of your own (yes, all three of you): To me, blogging is all about finding the personal in the general and finding the ... a slick answer to all those nasty people who criticize my blogging style and subject matter. Thank you, Tinka. I'd also like to point ...
3 Oct 2001: A commercial for credit suisse
Aimless, Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... a bad joke on the Vow of Chastity* Hoo, yeah. My next blogging, I think, should be by request. O loyal readers, give me a topic! I am ...
20 Aug 2001: please, please
Human Fuzzies: Danish, language quirks, manners · no comments
... spirit of snotty, arrogant "take me as I am or fuck off" blogging as this might sound, I happen to like it when people like me, and I ...
30 Jul 2001: reviewed
Meta: · no comments
... have been unsuccessfully trying to get rid of for years." Blogging, of course, is an inherently arrogant hobby. I'm probably hopeless, ...