Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Monday, February 27, 2006
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Saturday, February 25, 2006
It's been a very interesting week. I first noticed some unusual activity in Site Meter, when I started getting referrals from Google that was using my blog title as the search term. Soon, I saw from Technorati that someone linked to my blog from their blog, and there was also a link to TIME magazine. So I went to check it out, and my head immediately grew three sizes larger (which for those who know me, is very large). There it was:
So-called citizen journalists bagged another trophy last week when THE SCIENTIFIC ACTIVIST discovered that NASA public-affairs aide George Deutsch....After he resigned, THIS BLOG TITLE FOR SALE praised the sleuthing as "proof that blog journalism is real." Meanwhile, THE VELVET BLOG pondered updating his own resume "in anticipation of graduating from Harvard and running a Fortune 500 company."Whoa, I thought, look out for the hits to start piling in. Interestingly enough however, it hasn't turned out that way. In the week since the article hit the internet, I have received in the neighborhood of just 35 hits seeking that article. Which tells me two things: (1) Big media (including TIME) still holds a very different constituency than we here in the blogosphere and, (2) my day job is not in jeopardy. So I won't count this as my 15 minutes of fame just yet. But that head rush felt pretty good.
Technorati Tags: media, blogs, TIME magazine
Friday, February 24, 2006
Somehow I'm reminded of Kubrick. I know, different means of delivery, but I can't chase the thought.
Technorati Tags: air force museum, sightseeing, dayton, ohio
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
A dinner party, a dj's light stand, and a camera in the air equal the latest cameratoss experiment.
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Some readers may wonder why I put so much attention on science matters. I guess there are several reasons. First and foremost, it's my blog and I'll post what I want. I am a scientist by education (but not by profession), and I have been fascinated since I was a child about all things astrophysical. Next, I feel there are some members of my treasured audience that aren't much exposed to things like this and this is a way for them to broaden their horizons just a little more (not that they're not broad already, any reader of this blog is a very smart person). But also important is seeing just how passionate these professionals are in doing what they can in the name of furthering our knowledge. These people are the direct descendants of the explorers of old, and our fascination with expanding our horizons is the primary trait that separates us from every other species on this planet. There you have it.
Bad Astronomy Blog - Blog Archive - An Open Letter to NASA
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Monday, February 20, 2006
BuzzMachine - Blog Archive - Edgeio and the distributed world
Technorati Tags: distributed, business, ebay, craigslist, jarvis, edgeio
So no having to deal with Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this time around. Would you believe this picture was taken around 10:00 p.m. local time? It's just nuts.
Technorati Tags: airport, atlanta, georgia
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Saturday, February 18, 2006
After I had just posted about coverage of the Olympics, we have witnessed an upset in Olympic hockey matched only by the USA beating the USSR in 1980. Canada, the gold medal favorite, was just beaten 2-0 by Switzerland. That's right, SWITZERLAND! Their goalie, Martin Gerber, did everything but sharpen the skates for the Swiss, saving every one of the 49 shots that Canada put on him. So now, after years of being the joke of the tournament, the Swiss are now in the middle of the medal chase.
Hey big media! There's your story. NOW CHASE IT!!
(Somewhere, Don Cherry is doing backflips.)
Technorati Tags: hockey, olympics, sports, canada, switzerland
BuzzMachine - Blog Archive - Olympics get bronze
The value of the Big Event will continue to decline as the value of big declines.
Technorati Tags: media, olympics, sports, NBC
Friday, February 17, 2006
This is an antique artillery piece in a little patch of land we here in Watertown call Veteran's Park. We had a nice 12 inch blizzard blow through yesterday, but I wasn't here. Instead I was in a plane with my seatbelt securely fastened as we flew throught the sucker. Bumpiness ensued.
Technorati tags: watertown, wisconsin, winter, howitzer
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
A sculpture depicting the "missing man" formation commemorating winners of the Congressional Medal of Honor at the Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio.
Technorati Tags: air force museum, sightseeing, dayton, ohio
Monday, February 13, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Technorati Tags: aircraft, air force museum, warbirds, sightseeing, dayton, ohio
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Bad Astronomy Blog - Blog Archive - Deutsch resigns from NASA!
I know this won't stop the political practice of putting unqualified people into positions of influence over science, but you know what? Every little bit helps.
Technorati Tags: science, astronomy, antiscience, skepticism
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Monday, February 06, 2006
Technorati tags: madisonville, kentucky, travel, building
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Bad Astronomy Blog
So I'll be very, very clear here. What we're talking about here is scientific McCarthyism; the pressuring of scientists to toe the party line. Anyone in the government who does this to someone else - especially to a scientist, whose goal is open discourse and the uncovering of truth - should be removed from their position, immediately.
Technorati Tags: antiscience, science, astronomy, debunking, skepticism
Micro Persuasion: Bye Bye Email Marketing, Hello RSS
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CNN.com - Cartoon row: Danish embassy ablaze - Feb 4, 2006
UPDATE: Jeff Jarvis weighs in here.
But I think we need to see this episode as the frightening extreme of a culture of offense. When offensiveness becomes a sin and a crime and a cause for retribution and even violence, it's never clear where the line is. When speech is free, that line is quite clear.
Technorati Tags: religion, denmark, muslim cartoon, syria, islam
The pavilion at Riverside Park. During Riverfest, this space is packed with food vendors.
Technorati tags: watertown, wisconsin, winter, riverside park