Eight Years Ago, Today

… I left my first comment on Pharyngula. A couple of days later, I repurposed my “Digital Cuttlefish” blog for reposting of comments on the various Science Blogs, so Saturday will be my 8th blog anniversary. Four years on blogspot, four years on FtB, I’ve seen my readership go from single digits to a thousand a day, and back down to maybe half that on the days I have written something. [Read more…]

The Truth


I have the world’s worst memory, or so I think someone told me once. Anyway, I very often write stuff which I completely forget I wrote. The good part about that is, I sometimes get a link to something I wrote some time ago, and I get to read it all over again, which most of the time is actually pretty cool. Yeah, sometimes it is embarassingly horrible, but I am actually rather astonished at how often I actually really actually like the stuff I wrote so long ago that I forgot about it. If any of that parses.

I mean, really, if you don’t regularly look through the archives here from years ago, you are missing some really cool things! [Read more…]

Exit, Stage Right

Rick Perry’s the first to be leaving, conceiving
Of no way to puncture The Donald’s balloon
And who will be next to go under? We wonder
(The smart money says it will likely be soon!)
The polls would call many contenders pretenders
With numbers so low that they don’t stand a chance.
The hopeful respond, “someone’s trolling the polling—
I’m confident, still, I’ll be asked to the dance!” [Read more…]