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17 Feb 2013: Lessons from the Pantry
Food: Adoxaceae, Berberidaceae, Betulaceae, canning, Equisetaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, Polygonaceae, preserves, Rosaceae, Suillaceae, Urticaceae · 4 comments
... as a bland addition to oatmeal and muffins. I WILL find a useful way to prepare and preserve knotweed, DAMMIT. Dried nettles - assuming ...
11 May 2011: Car Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Trunk
Politics: bicycles, cars, lifestyles of the privileged minority, privilege · 4 comments
... transportation. Privilege checklists like this one can be useful ways to think about the ways society makes your life easier, that you ...
19 Mar 2009: The Parable of the Messy Map
Human Fuzzies: cartography, graphic design · 5 comments
... actual screenshots of my work - even if I gave away no useful information to the opposing legal team, it would be bad luck - but here ...
2 Mar 2009: Recent Results in Seismology
Science: academic journals, earthquakes, liquefaction, nonvolcanic tremor, seismology · 1 comment
... from distant earthquakes. This might not be the most useful puzzle-piece quite yet - we know that normal earthquakes can sometimes ...
26 Feb 2009: The Stimulating Effects of Monitoring Volcanoes
Politics, Science: economics, US party politics, volcano monitoring, volcanoes · 10 comments
... is that good stimulus projects spend money directly on useful goods and services, or deliver money directly to people who are so ...
Science: howto, LaTeX, typesetting · 7 comments
... until I found this thread. There is probably more useful documentation of spacing commands in the memoir manual, but that is a ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: cartography, environmental consulting · 11 comments
... if you could provide site location maps that will remain useful under those circumstances, instead of the following: Love and ...
29 Jan 2009: Breaking Up with the Richter Scale
Science: earthquakes, Gutenberg, magnitude scales, Mercalli Intensity, richter, sesimology, unfinished drafts · 5 comments
... earthquake in terms of what's happening at the fault is a useful perspective. I harp on this point because it's related to another ...
26 Jan 2009: Does the World Really Need Another Blog Anthology?
Meta: · 16 comments
... I'm not sure what the other judges were thinking. What was useful and delightful in the ephemeral and hyperlinked medium of a blog will be ...
23 Jan 2009: Cookbooks with Science
Food, Science: book reviews, cookbooks, cooking, inverse methods, pie · 5 comments
... gooey jibbly stuff like agar and xanthan gum that might be useful when crafting a piece of advanced egg fakery. I'm sure it could also be useful for making flavored slime, solid soups, or vegan/vegetarian versions of ...
13 Jan 2009: Have We Really Reached “Peak Water”?
Aimless: · 12 comments
... punt to discussion. What do you think? Is "Peak Water" a useful concept? My household's snark analysts and sarcasm experts are ...
Aimless: · 6 comments
... in an instantaneous GPS measurement, the data is not useful until it's been time-averaged). If there is something interesting ...
26 Oct 2008: Introducing Thomas M. Rock
Aimless: · 1 comment
... veins that host spectacular crystals and economically useful deposits of lithium and beryllium. Most of these are associated with the ...
10 Oct 2008: What Donors Should Choose
Aimless: · 2 comments
... destructive tests on their very own geodes. This won't be useful for future classrooms, but it'll give these kids something to remind ...
19 Sep 2008: 5 Minerals Every Dabbler Should Know
Aimless: · 11 comments
... and interesting in hand samples, and (2) likely to be useful when I'm engaged in blatant lies bluffing educated speculation. After ... - again, this is actually a group of minerals. It is useful to know because non-geologists have never heard of it. You can call any ...
14 Sep 2008: The Rusty King of All Metals
Aimless: · 2 comments
... stone. Many more instances might be adduced, to show the usefulness of Geology; but as it expands the mind, being a matter of fact ...
1 Sep 2008: The Science of Deliciousness
Aimless: · 9 comments
... you'll take away to apply to your cooking, so it's not so useful in the kitchen - it's better as a bathroom book. Bottom line: Kitchen ...
Science: · 14 comments
... boxes. NOAA's catalog uses a magnitude scale that is useful for structural engineering, but not so good at showing the differences ...
24 Jun 2008: More on Mathphobia
Aimless: · 12 comments
... The Design of Everyday Things, which I recommend as a useful and interesting way of thinking about all sorts of minor frustrations in ... the other at All of My Faults are Stress-Related with some useful ...
29 Apr 2008: Confessions of a Grad School
Aimless: · 25 comments
... my favorite part of science. My long-term goals have been useful things to cling to when my career is feeling stormy: I'll work on skills ...
16 Apr 2008: Women in Science Linky-Post
Links: · 3 comments
... to understand oppression, to move past guilt and on to useful dialogue, etc., if the person explaining these things to you in-depth is ...
2 Apr 2008: Geology Jargon Ripe for Zombie Re-Animation
Aimless: · 26 comments
... of now-discredited theories. Some terms are no longer useful descriptions of the world, and trying to apply them in a modern ...
19 Feb 2008: Are We Baking with Volcanic Ash?
Aimless: · 10 comments
... tell you the bulk composition of wheat + ash, which is not useful. So what you do first is to hang the wheat stalk upside-down in a beaker ...
8 Feb 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Gabbro
Aimless: · 19 comments
... light very differently in thin section, which makes it useful for obsessive mineral-identifiers. You can also use thin sections to see ...
1 Feb 2008: We Can Have a New Geological Epoch If We Want
Aimless: · 21 comments
... divisions. We also want to set up a time scale that is useful for scientific communication among geologists, so we try to reflect the ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... of final exams. Whee. I've found that comment codes are useful ways to keep myself sane while grading - if I can just scrawl "E" for ...
10 Dec 2007: Monday AGU Accomplishment Checklist
Science: american geophysical union, conference blogging, geoblogosphere · 4 comments
Spill some coffee on my badge, to project that professionally absent-minded coffee-ridden image - SUCCESS! Get this year's supply of post-its and novelty pens from the swag booths - FAILURE! The swag booths don't open until tomorrow. Silly swag distribu ...
Science: geoblogosphere, meetups · 2 comments
... I also own many silly hats, which have in the past proven useful for this sort of thing, but I think that bubblegum pink will be a ...
23 Oct 2007: Free and Open-Source Learnin’s
Links, Science: freebies, open source, podcasts, textbooks · 2 comments
... Text Book is a useful blog devoted to free (as in speech, and also as in beer) academic texts. ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... own head, too, if you felt like it. Bistable images are useful tools for experiments, because they allow us to isolate the part of ...
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, feminisms, history, psychology, racism, rape, sexism, trashy novels, white studies · 3 comments
... Changed Science? - Londa Schiebinger. This is a fabulously useful overview of classic "women in science" topics. The book is in three ... to read the book that was actually in front of me, I found useful and interesting references on practically every page. Race Traitor - ...
1 Jul 2007: Leaving the Ivory Tower
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: academia, book reviews, grad school, Phi Delta Qoppa · 3 comments
... policy argument on your hands, though, it's a useful look at the structure of graduate education and the people it fails to ...
10 Apr 2007: Another Earthquake Prediction Failure
Science: earthquake prediction · 4 comments
... out the possibility that changing b-values over time are a useful signal of medium-to-large (M>4) earthquakes. He was unable to rule out ...
3 Mar 2007: Earthquake Folksonomy
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
... of amateur human seismometry that isn't scientifically useful but is definitely based on careful observation of the natural world. So ...
30 Jan 2007: What’s the Good News of Geology?
Politics, Science: fund my research or San Francisco gets it, lay science, philosophy of science · 16 comments
... gets it" is a vital part of the message. We can provide useful warnings of oncoming volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and even earthquakes. ...
22 Jan 2007: Sediment Transport by Splashing
Science: erosion, gardening, geomorphology, rain, science is pretty · 4 comments
... strike my non-geomorphologist self as potentially useful to someone, somewhere, but not tremendously earthshattering (this entire ...
11 Sep 2006: TA Training for Berzerkelers
Teaching: blog carnivals, grad school, teacher training · 6 comments
... in the grad student population. But, I did find it to be a useful overview of the relevant bureaucratic pathways, and I'm glad to have the ... first class, and some general tricks. This was actually useful. Breakout sessions. Mine was entitled "strategies for making the ...
12 Aug 2006: How To Grab Google’s Attention
Meta: search requests · 10 comments
... to accomplish covert missions? I'd love to do something useful with my inadvertent Google-fu and help 'em find what they're after, but ...
7 Jun 2006: A Brief Discussion of Other People’s Politics
Politics: climate change, plumbers, rhetorical tactics · 5 comments
... of how difficult it is to talk politics in a useful way - this is both common ground and evidence of your good intentions. ...
31 May 2006: WordPress Plugins
: · no comments
... small plugins for WordPress, which I hope others will find useful. Unfortunately, I do not have time to provide tech support. Weighted ...
11 May 2006: Wine is for Men*
Human Fuzzies, Politics: lazy journalism, wine · 2 comments
... directory. Fifteen hundred wines and not one word of useful description on any of them. ... As you mop your brow, your date looks ...
29 Mar 2006: Nerds for the Cause of Justice I: Proof of Concept
Meta: blogtinkery, ideas for plugins, rhetorical tactics · no comments
... more than occasional: I find RSS readers are most useful in this regard. Especially for small blogs that are infrequently ...
30 Dec 2005: Year-End Bloggy Wrap-Up
Meta: clip show · no comments
... year: Prettiest: Travelogue: Icelandic Edition Most useful: Where Are All the Earth Science Bloggers? - though it could probably ...
23 Oct 2005: Peevishness and Science
Human Fuzzies, Links: pep bands, project management · no comments
... at the same time, we'll be trying to discover a useful and formal agile research methodology. Hell, if I knew C++ (or gave ...
7 Oct 2005: Friday Review of Stuff
Human Fuzzies, Politics: Berzerkeley, restaurant reviews · 5 comments
... ain't it? Perhaps the enhanced portfolio-ness will be useful. Interested parties should email Jill Habig (jhabig - - - ...
20 Sep 2005: Climate Change in Human Teeth
Science: climate change, stable isotopes, teeth · no comments
... Evaporation favors light isotopes, and even more usefully, this favoritism is temperature-dependent: the water going in to ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: lazy journalism, words · no comments
... more information in the same amount of space - surely useful for reporters who can't spend more than a sentence talking about such a ... different), the process of alluvial deposition could be a useful metaphor for, say, piles of people near the entrance to the convention ...
20 Feb 2005: Hello world!
Meta: blog status updates, WordPress · 12 comments
... puns were cute, but getting old and generally not very useful. Does anyone know how I get my name to stop showing up as "admin" in ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: · 5 comments
... to criticize the goals or methods of humanists who find it useful to adopt paradigms from the physical sciences - indeed, I'm still trying ...
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... GRE, that the popular "in bed" fortune cookie game can be usefully applied to any generic pronouncement on the subject of wisdom, ...
18 Jun 2004: John Ashcroft Hearts Democracy So Much
Politics: · no comments
... Justice Department torture memos is not particularly useful behavior here, and the Republican Senators on the Judiciary Committee ...
13 Jun 2004: Sunday Review: Things That Are Red
Human Fuzzies: cola, gardening, graphic design, pop, reviews of stuff, Solanaceae, tomatoes · 2 comments
... particular set of troubles or another. Now that would be useful information to have when considering the purchase of a red ...
13 May 2004: Life of the Mind
Politics: cultural criticism, intellectual elitism, intellectuals, unpaid work · 12 comments
... themselves without reference to paid labor. Are there useful analogies between motherhood and "free-lance" intellectual effort? ...
7 Mar 2004: Investing With Your Values
Human Fuzzies: book reviews, investing, money, socially responsible investment · 3 comments
... I skimmed through this section without learning anything useful. The four "spokes" of the "Natural Investing Wheel". Silly hippy ... once. There's no information here at all, let alone any useful information. The Appendices. Lists of pre-screened companies, watchdog ...
26 Feb 2004: Urban Homesteading
Links: · no comments
... inspiring (and a little intimidating), it's potentially useful kicks-in-the-gardening-pants timed precisely for the microclimate. Note ...
18 Jan 2004: Someone Again
Meta: · no comments
... to the experts. While they're thinking, I'll do something useful with my time: Make scones with hagfish slime. How many proteinous ...
2 Sep 2003: Jellyfish Ward
Personal: · 1 comment
... tree is used to ease jellyfish stings, and so it will be a useful medicinal addition to my nascent garden. Giant stinging jellyfish are a ...
3 Apr 2003: Colossal Squid
Links: · 3 comments
... various ways to make squiggly marks on rocks [link is only useful to those with a privileged IP address, sorry], and this morning watched ...
11 Aug 2002: Political Cuisine
Human Fuzzies, Meta, Personal: · no comments
... Can they cook? I'm glad I have a firm belief in the usefulness of Law and Order. I made bread yesterday - challah, my first time ...
6 Jul 2002: Red Pop Redux
Links, Meta: · 3 comments
... Red Pop the wacky Japanese design site, which offers such useful icons as "girly item," "love life" and "simple." Now my head ...
7 Mar 2002: Try Optimism
Personal: · no comments
... easy to change the way you think? How many of them offer useful, concrete ways of doing so? I read the little brochures, and see: Some ...
21 Feb 2002: snide wastes of time
Links: · 3 comments
... and supper doing something completely ridiculous and non-useful. This looks like a fun one - the idea is to visit a few random blogs and ...
11 Jan 2002: Flamingo Lips
Personal: blue sky, cult movement, embouchure, paying attention, peach, trumpet-playing, writing style · no comments
... the contents of my suitcase, which broke from one useful piece into a single but totally useless piece an hour before I had to ...
8 Jan 2002: Fish-Blooded Bourgeois
Links, Meta, Personal: binders, highlighters, killing brain cells, office supplies, random classes, rollerball pens · 1 comment
... show up I'll probably cancel the class altogether." The useful thing about going to a small school is that the five of us already knew ...
17 Dec 2001: Look! It’s the Internet!
Personal: · no comments
... worn off, I've given up studying (I won't be getting any useful credit from this class anyhow) and I'm going to bed. But I'm still ...
Aimless: · no comments
... of duty, and the thought that maybe I'd learn something useful about tomorrow's final. Instead, I was treated to some meaningless ...
28 Nov 2001: I’ll take your course schedule and…
Personal: Caltech, course scheduling · no comments
... In fact, they completely obliterated almost all of the useful undergraduate geophysics courses. I have to fulfill an "option ...
17 Nov 2001: jeg var…
Personal: diary, words · no comments
... and not even an at-self voiceover, where you gain useful insights into the character & motivations of the protagonist, but a ...
2 Nov 2001: false hopes
Meta, Personal: minions · no comments
... punchlines for every single entry, which is probably useful from the me-keeping-a-journal perspective. Hmm. It's a ...
3 Sep 2001: it almost makes sense…
Meta, Personal: · no comments
... and even learn a few new Danish words along the way. Useful everyday words, like silicon, carbon dioxide, foraminifera, oxygen, ...