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Ath Wednesday

Lundi Gras, Mardi Gras, Ath Wednesday. Today was different. Following on my post in response to the Food review of the CalTech Athenaeum, well, today was bordeaux tasting at the Ath. A few years back, Doc M went to a bordeaux tasting. Which was a revelation. It was where wine, good wine, was revealed to […]

You are SO great! — The inverse power of praise

Po Bronson, NY Magazine. [via PapaScott] [A] growing body of research—and a new study from the trenches of the New York public-school system—strongly suggests [that g]iving kids the label of “smart� does not prevent them from underperforming. It might actually be causing it.

New WordPress releases

Good. WordPress 2.1.1 is out — and 2.0.9. There was a bug in the auto-formatting that reared its ugly head in the contact form plugin. Many more updates than the file that takes care of that, though. I’ll be doing my updates later today.