Categories: "Thoughts" or "Common Sense" or "Cooking" or "Ethics" or "Internet" or "Spamming" or "Languages" or "People" or "Politics" or "Programming" or "Religion" or "Science" or "Travel"

Pages: 1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 ... 16

11/07/07

  11:06:13 pm, by Nimble   , 847 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion

Strange Bible Verses: Numbers 22:8-35

(NOTE: Update about this story at the end of this post) There are a number of odd tales in the Bible, but some of them are odder than others. The tale of Balaam and the talking donkey is an odd one, but not just for the talking donkey. This is a tale… more »

10/25/07

  09:14:11 pm, by Nimble   , 544 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Common Proteins of Life

There is a site that summarizes many of the proteins that creatures have in common with one another. Most of the creatures listed are bacteria, but there are a few multicellular organisms with respective codes: Microsporidia [E], thale cress [A], a worm… more »
  12:03:47 pm, by Nimble   , 1837 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People

The Baby Experience

Dena and I haven't really been posting a ton, with the new baby in tow, but with five weeks and a bit of baby under our belts, I think I'm ready to share a bit of the whole experience :) more »

10/16/07

  11:48:25 am, by Nimble   , 271 words  
Categories: Internet, Travel

British Airways Infant Booking Trouble

As of right now, their online booking system does not handle infants very well. more »

10/04/07

  03:55:02 pm, by Nimble   , 62 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet

DRM-Free Resurrection?

Looks like there's been a small revival in the availability of DRM-free music. No major revolution, but you have the advent of Amazon's DRM-free MP3 collection, which contains quite a number of bands, and even the icon of DRM, iTunes, now has "iTunes… more »

10/02/07

  08:56:00 pm, by Nimble   , 953 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

A Little Of The Tree Of Life

So you want to see a little bit of the tree of life for yourself. Maybe use some of the bioinformatics tools on the Internet to see some of the relatedness of life on earth. Can you do that as a layman? Sure you can, and here's a little introduction as… more »

09/23/07

  01:49:15 pm, by Nimble   , 52 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Spamming

Spammers Infiltrate Missouri-Columbia's Site

We got a small swack of spam comments today which point at pages on http://meta.missouri.edu/ serialize/tmp/@top/ (I've broken up the link here so the spammers don't get more traffic). I've sent the webmasters off a warning. UPDATE: Yay, the pages are… more »
  01:17:23 pm, by Nimble   , 411 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Evolution of Hox Genes

A commenter at one of the blogs I frequent pointed out in passing this one very cool paper from January 2006 called HOX GENES: Seductive Science, Mysterious Mechanisms in the Ulster Medical Journal. I love the Hox, or homeobox genes. There aren't too… more »

09/19/07

  11:48:21 am, by Nimble   , 195 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Spamming

A Place to Gather Intelligence on 1-800 Callers

800notes.com is a simple site with but two purposes: letting people post information on persistent, unknown callers, and looking up such posted information. It helped me look up our of our persistent nuisances, 1-800-566-8064, which seems to do cold… more »

09/15/07

  12:01:28 am, by Nimble   , 164 words  
Categories: Programming

SQL Server 2000 Gotcha With Uniqueidentifiers

If you're considering using uniqueidentifiers on your tables, particularly as primary keys, then you might want to upgrade your SQL Server or just check your SQL carefully if you're still running SQL Server 2000. In particular, doing a COUNT(field) on… more »

09/09/07

  03:13:43 am, by Nimble   , 86 words  
Categories: Distractions, Science

Peeing in The Colours of the Rainbow

Why must it always be the same colour, anyhow? Well, different colours is usually a bad sign, but who knew there was such variety? With appropriate health warning provisos, here is a list of things that can make your pee change colour. Doing it on… more »

09/07/07

  05:56:20 am, by Nimble   , 189 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Science

An Even Better Moon Landing Anti-Conspiracy Site

I really enjoy Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy site, and it has much to recommend it apart from its eminently sensible anti-hoax pages, including its oft-updated blog, notes on good and bad astronomy and really good forums. My new favourite on the anti-hoax… more »

08/24/07

  08:55:26 pm, by Nimble   , 71 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

George Kenney's Halton Arp Interview

George Kenney of Electric Politics interviewed Halton Arp back at the beginning of June. I have transcribed the interview here. Here is the original podcast. Arp was a little hard to make out in some spots in the interview, so if you know any of the… more »
  07:34:03 pm, by Nimble   , 545 words  
Categories: Internet, Spamming

From Nigeria to U.S. Soldiers

Oh boy - the sources of free money just keep moving around, like some sort of Quantum Leap scenario. Who's got tons of cash and somehow needs me as a willing partner in crime this time? more »

08/22/07

  09:26:39 pm, by Nimble   , 1021 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Ethics, Religion, Science

A Week Of Anti-Science Nutjobs

Wow, it's been a banner week so far, and it's only half over! In recent news... Adnan Oktar, the nut behind the pen name Harun Yahya, distributor of glossy, expensive textbooks full of creationist fantasy, got the Turkish courts to have the entirety… more »

1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 ... 16