I am going to regret this.
Seriously.
And yet….and yet…there is a chance that this is mission relevant for my readers.
I’m going to start off with some YouTubage to soften you up.

Okay, now on to some serious grant geekery. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Read the rest of this entry »

I am going to regret this.
Seriously.
And yet….and yet…there is a chance that this is mission relevant for my readers.
I’m going to start off with some YouTubage to soften you up.

Okay, now on to some serious grant geekery. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Read the rest of this entry »

#proofwaltdisneysmokedpot

April 30, 2010

I made the idle observation on Twitter yesterday that someone had found this blog by searching for the string “proof walt disney smoked pot“. My initial read:

search words finding the blog: “proof walt disney smoked pot”. Really people? Really?

Apparently some folks are amused by this concept.

Obviously, I'm busy.

April 29, 2010

Sorry dudes.
DoubleDoc captures the essence. One of the biggest rushes of science is the…..grant proposal?
Dr. Jekyll & Mrs. Hyde cannot figure out how to strip off the cover page when she downloads a PDF version of a paper.
I had a great scientific meeting recently, in case you care. ….as if.
Absolutely classic Professor in Training on the proper behavior at a scientific meeting. (My fat feet have now recovered, thank you very much.)
BSDs of science only see other BSDs of science. This really is a huge problem and I am not so quick to let OBSD off the hook, personally.
revere takes on correlation-is-not-causation triumphalism. Read it.
Apple is being incredibly stupid about their lost next-gen iPhone. Losers weepers dudes, losers weepers.
Candid Engineer sounds just about ready to be a PI.
and finally, how can you not like a title like this?
Things I Learned While Filming A Horror Movie Outside On A Mountain In The Catskills In The Dead Of Night Through Sub-Zero Temperatures With No Sleep, Little Food, And Some Decent Scotch

Obviously, I’m busy.

April 29, 2010

Sorry dudes.
DoubleDoc captures the essence. One of the biggest rushes of science is the…..grant proposal?
Dr. Jekyll & Mrs. Hyde cannot figure out how to strip off the cover page when she downloads a PDF version of a paper.
I had a great scientific meeting recently, in case you care. ….as if.
Absolutely classic Professor in Training on the proper behavior at a scientific meeting. (My fat feet have now recovered, thank you very much.)
BSDs of science only see other BSDs of science. This really is a huge problem and I am not so quick to let OBSD off the hook, personally.
revere takes on correlation-is-not-causation triumphalism. Read it.
Apple is being incredibly stupid about their lost next-gen iPhone. Losers weepers dudes, losers weepers.
Candid Engineer sounds just about ready to be a PI.
and finally, how can you not like a title like this?
Things I Learned While Filming A Horror Movie Outside On A Mountain In The Catskills In The Dead Of Night Through Sub-Zero Temperatures With No Sleep, Little Food, And Some Decent Scotch

SfNBadge2-300.jpg
A scientist tempts fate
(h/t: Isis)
I think a quote from the organizer Jen McCreight says it best.

“I’m a firm believer that when someone says something so stupid and hateful, serious discourse isn’t going to accomplish anything – sometimes light-hearted mockery is worthwhile.”

Me too. But it is even more delicious that this is an opportunity to test an interesting hypothesis on a global scale. Some Iranian cleric has expressed a thought not dissimilar to ones coming from the direction of US TeeVee ministers such as Pat Robertson and Jerry Fallwell. Earthquakes, dude. Earthquakes.

“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Sedighi is Tehran’s acting Friday prayer leader.

Oh yes, there will be science. More from McCreight:

don’t worry, I fully plan on doing some statistics after the event. I know many earthquakes happen on a daily basis, so we’re looking to see if Boobquake significantly increases the number or severity of earthquakes. Or if an earthquake strikes West Lafayette, IN and only kills me, that may be good evidence of God’s wrath as well

For fuller background see the post by Anne Jefferson at Highly Allochthonous. Context, see Stephanie Zvan’s thoughts at sexinthepublicsquare.org. To follow along the Twitt stream today use the #boobquake hashtag.
And keep your eye on the US Geological Survey Earthquake page

Happy 420 Dudes!

April 20, 2010

Just ’cause you know I love you all pot heads….
Cannabis Archive
Hyperemesis
Withdrawal
The Pot Potency data
doc420