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Archive for March, 2007

Blog Stat-Watch (Everybody Loves Liopleurodons)

Posted by samgr on March 25, 2007

One of the slightly OCD things that wordpress lets me do with this blog is to see how people get to it: what sites they link from, or what searches they use. This isn’t exactly a widely-read blog, but about 90% of the people who do look at it still do so because they were google-searching for information about liopleurodons, which I think is kind of hilarious. I hope these people find what they were looking for here, or at least are interested in what I said on the topic. (Maybe they leave angry, because I crush their dreams of 200-foot liopleurodons leaping out of the water and snatching elephants.) This certainly means that I should move forward and write another entry about a different prehistoric animal, even just in terms of generating interest. Any ideas? I’m thinking either woolly mammoths or pteranodons.

P.S. No one thus far has arrived at this blog looking for my reactions to scientific optimism.

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Englishness

Posted by samgr on March 23, 2007

I wrote a whole post for a show that I may end up producing on the Open Source. I’m kind of nervous about it, and I’ve already been called out in the comment thread about using the wrong term for something or other, but I guess that’s to be expected.

What is Englishness?

Meanwhile, I’ll try to actually write some new stuff for this blog soon. I realize it’s pretty lame to just have links.

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The Weekly Toast

Posted by samgr on March 21, 2007

So this is a project my friend Cailin is doing at work, but, among other things, it includes me being awesome.

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Everybody Hates Boston (Out of Date)

Posted by samgr on March 9, 2007

This is actually the first post that I wrote for my internship; way back in early February. But somehow I missed it when posting links. It was bleeding edge when it was written, I promise.

Everybody Hates Boston

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I’m Building a Theremin

Posted by samgr on March 9, 2007

This has nothing to do with space. Or does it?

We’re Building a Theremin

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Space Speech Analysis

Posted by samgr on March 8, 2007

Again, from my internship. Space has accidentally become my beat over there.

Bushes in Space

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