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Last week I celebrated my own anniversary of solar orbits completed, and this week I am celebrating the seventh anniversary of this here blog. SEVEN YEARS. Seems sort of crazy, but there you are. The title refers to the total number of posts that I’ve made over that time. Again, sort of crazy. It has…

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In a scene of the film A River Runs Through It young Norman writes an essay for his father. His father reads it, marks it up some, and then says, `Now make it half as long.’ Deflated, Norman leaves but later returns with a new essay. The father reads it, marks it again, and says,…

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RedZone Conversion

So the other morning I noticed the phrase “Time Warner Cable” was trending nationwide on Twitter and I thought that was odd. I’ve been a TWC customer (and a pretty happy one) for a decade, but couldn’t think of a reason that could get the channel and data provider onto the big board… unless it…

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As a scientist, I’ve done lots of experiments. Some of them go on for a long time. But today, it’s time to think back on an experiment that I started six years ago: this blog. I started during a time when a lot of people were getting on the blogging bandwagon. I joined the now-defunct…

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If last weekend was my birthday, this past weekend also marked another significant milestone at The Aerie: this blog turned five. Wow, I guess now it’s getting ready to go to blog-kindergarten. I always like to take this time to review the State of the Blog. In general, I think the State of the Blog…

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Plus Side

So, the other day I got an invitation to “field test” Google+, the latest attempt for a social networking platform by Google and pretty widely thought of to be a direct Facebook competitor. Now, I wasn’t sure that between Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn that I really needed another platform for networking, but I’m a Gmail…

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Scrambled

We’d had a busy but enjoyable Easter all planned out.  In the morning, we’d host a brunch for our friends and the Goddaughter, complete with an egg hunt, stuffed bunny and basket for her and good food, limoncello-champagne cocktails and bloody-maries for the adults.  It was a big success and everyone had a good time.…

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The Friday [5], 19 February 2010

Friday-5 Cori had started doing The Friday [5] on her wordpress book blog and I’m always looking for a good prompt for ideas for posts. Five things in books, media, pop culture that I’m digging right now. 1. LOST.  There’s a longer post about this coming pretty soon.  I think they’ve done a really good…

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What Would You Call a Social Networking Site for Scientists?

Today, the NIH announced that they are spending $27MM of your Recovery money on creating a social network for scientists in the biomedical research community.  You can read about it here. The goal is summed up as follows: These Web-based initiatives will bring the power of Internet-based tools, as exemplified by social networking, to biomedical…

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