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Monthly Archives: July 2005

Bloggers Need Not Apply

Bloggers Need Not Apply from the Chronicle for Higher Ed. A cautionary tale for academics and other job hunters.

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

(via Natalia).

Words related to forcasting

I’ve quite enjoyed this week’s Word a day words, all related to forecasting: oneiromancy, Cassandra, fatidic, dowse, sortilege.

Definitely some Internet Bubble company names there. (Cassandra is also the name of a decision-based contingency planner done by good friend Louise Pryor). I only knew “dowse” and “Cassandra.”

I.R.A. Renounces Use of Violence

I.R.A. Renounces Use of Violence; Vows to Disarm (New York Times). Blair: “This is a step of unparalleled magnitude in the recent history of Northern Ireland.”

Not good

Music as distraction while driving

Interesting piece on how listening to music makes you a worse driver (or, perhaps, video game racer): Pedal To The Metal: Heavy Tunes Cause Gaming Fender Benders. (Via robotwisdom).

Huzzah for Return to flight!



Huzzah for Armstrong!

Congressional fight over global warming

As noted in several places, Rep. Joe Barton of the House Energy Committee has asked three scientists for data–both scientific and personal–underlying their investigations into global warming. The USA Today article and Realclimate.org post helpfully links to the original letter sent by Barton, as well as to the scientists’ and others’ responses (mostly PDF files):

Fascinating reading!

Quick update: I just remembered my representative, Fred Upton, is on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, so I sent him a note. Fellow West Michiganians, perhaps you should do the same.

The Onion | Never In My Wildest Dreams Did I Think I'd Get Bored Watching Robots Fight

TeamOsaka's Robocup entry…