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Firefox crop circle

It’s for real: Google Map image, aerial photo, open source documentation of crop circle construction. As seen at Making Light where it’s called “Geekiest Thing EVAR”

Blogging in the name of science

Measuring the speed of meme. [via Davos Newbies] Help out Acephalous, who wishes to know how much effect a single blog post can have as it crosses the ‘sphere. Acephalous requests: Here’s what I need you to do: 1. Write a post linking to this one in which you explain the experiment. (All blogs count, […]

Coincidence? You decide

Drove by a gas station, noticed that prices began to creep higher. Recalled this graph plotting gas prices. Note how they drop in time for election day, and then head up again.

Two years, the man said. Two years.

Just listened to a podcast where Merlin “43 Folders” Mann interviews David Allen (Mr. Getting Things Done). David Allen says it takes two years to really get this habit/process/trait into your life. It makes my internal whines (why is this so hard?) better and worse. All at once.

hey, yall! What kind of english do you speak?

My results: Your Linguistic Profile: 50% General American English 15% Dixie 15% Yankee 5% Upper Midwestern 0% Midwestern What Kind of American English Do You Speak? Interesting: Mom grew up in Schenectady, her parents grew up in Colorado and Cambridge, MA/Montana. Dad grew up in Tucson, his parents grew up in Alabama and Nyack, NY. […]

mootins to hold moocards

over at mamamusings. Cool.

Back to, er, normal?!

I’m back from a long holiday break. Family that gathered numbered up to 18, I believe. The youngest member (5 months old) got baptized yesterday; I am now a godmother, or Tía Madrina (Aunt Godmother). Alas, Doc M and I fell ill Friday. Tried to fight things off with liquids, sleep, Vitamin C, and a […]

Downgrading Firefox

Firefox just upgraded itself to 1.5.0.8. Now it crashes every few minutes. Oy. Here are instructions for how to downgrade Firefox.

dabble. video search

Mary Hodder, CEO of Dabble, explains what it is to clear up a misconception. [via Jeneane] Dabble is not a host. It’s search. Dabble searches all video content across all hosters, as well as other sites on the web, and we continue adding more results to our search engine every day. When I saw that, […]

MGS won’t phone home

Since early this beginning of the month, Mars Global Surveyer hasn’t been sending any detectable signals. It may be at the end of its career. See also Emily Lakdawalla’s blog post and news story about MGS for the Planetary Society. “Mars Global Surveyor has surpassed all expectations,” said Michael Meyer, NASA’s lead scientist for Mars […]