An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

September 12, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Radical Scientist @ 8:48 pm

Sorry posting has been slow (to non-existent) here lately. Let’s just say chronic headaches don’t mix well with blogging. I’ll be back soon, though. To make it up to you, I’d like to share this link to a gallery of photos from a museum of Soviet-era arcade machines. Pictured below is ‘Traffic Sign Quiz.’ You’re welcome.

Via Boing Boing.


August 24, 2010

Busy busy

Filed under: Blogging about Blogging,DIY — Tags: , , — Radical Scientist @ 3:31 pm

Remember that shared studio/collective craft and art thing I was talking about last week-ish? Well, it’s taking on a life of it’s own. We’d needed 5 members minimum to pay the rent, and we’ve got 7 so far. This past weekend we had a low-key build-out in the space–swept and mopped, set up some tables and chairs, brought in the all-important coffeepot, and so on–and now we’re up and running, even before the planned first of the month. One of the members has suggested we all throw in on a vendor space in the local holiday Sell Shit To Yuppies Craft Fair, which I think is an awesome idea. Hopefully that’ll give those of us who want in a goal to work toward between now and November. Obviously it’s waaay too early to tell how this will work out long-term, but I’m excited to see people so enthusiastic about trying this out.

The downside to this for you, dear readers, is that I’m spending less time sitting around my house being bored and blogging. I’m going to keep aiming for at least a couple posts a week, but it may be more like 2-3 instead of the 4-5 I’ve been managing. Not that y’all care or anything.


August 3, 2010

Name Change

Filed under: Blogging about Blogging — Tags: — Radical Scientist @ 4:12 pm

In a fit of internet housekeeping, I decided to change my blogonym to ‘Radical Scientist,’ because

A) I figure I should leave the title alone, now that people are actually reading this thing a little, and linking to it and such.And I’d already changed the subtitle.

B) I’d rather pretend to be a teeny bit more anonymous. Who among you  never wanted a secret identity? Especially a secret identity that your boss probably wouldn’t find when they google you?

C) No one else was using it, and it sounded kinda cool. It’s always hard to find people who are progressive or radical in science circles (Let’s face it, y’all: we’re collectively boring), and I’d like to see more scientists in radical circles (I try so hard not to grimace when some fellow-activist goes on a tear about it’s so tragic that The Establishment crushed kid’s souls with useless shit like physics and calculus, to keep them from discovering the Revolutionary Potential of Art. Art is great and all, but shit’s not gonna get done if all we do is hang out and propagandize each other)

Anyway, just FYI: I’m still running this thing on my own. This blog is my own personal treehouse in the forest of the internet. I’ll be changing over my screen names in other places too, as I get to it.

Also, I’m trying to fix the weird reverse-order comments thing. WordPress swears up and down it’s posting my comments in threaded, chronological order, so go figure. In the meantime, read bottom to top and pretend it’s fixed. Switching themes has helped for now, but I’m feeling kinda ‘meh’ about the WP Classic theme, so I’m gonna keep messing with it.


July 24, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Ethan @ 10:03 pm

Just FYI–I went back and cleaned up the tags a little bit. It’ll probably take a few passes before I’m happy with them. I don’t really expect you to care, but hopefully they’ll be a teeny bit more useful in the future.


July 12, 2010

Waxing and waning

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Ethan @ 10:14 pm

Hey y’all, just a heads up–I may be posting even more erratically than usual for the next month. I’ve got some spare time on my hands right now, being underemployed, and I decided to play with my zombie story, NaNoWriMo style. Since I doubt/hope I won’t have this kind of time come November, I’m gonna try and do it now, starting this evening. My deadline is 50,000 words my midnight, August 12. If I don’t make it, feel free to mock me mercilessly.

And really, there’s better than good a chance procrastination will set in, and I’ll post twice as much. Either way, now you know.


April 15, 2010

Another promise-to-post post.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Ethan @ 10:52 pm

So, when was the last time I posted here? Before the last time I had to pay for the domain? Well, I’m gonna give it another go, here and there. I’m going to give myself a break on the all-science all-the-time format, and throw in some other things here and there.  Let’s see how it goes.  In the meantime, here’s a story about immortal jellyfish to haunt your dreams.


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