Posts Tagged ‘Meta’

In Portland

Writing this from my room at the fabulous McMenamin’s Kennedy School (the only hotel I’ve ever stayed in with chalkboards in the rooms, four bars, and a movie theater…) after a rather successful Pardee session at the 2009 GSA. Among the highlights: There seems to be a growing push for a sort of crowdsourcing in [...]

Upgrade your WordPress!

FYI – it you are running a version of WordPress prior to 2.8.4 (as I was until last week), consider upgrading to the most recent version. A worm has been infecting WordPress blogs. Version 2.8.4 and the previous version are immune, but the previous versions may experience broken links and, according to WordPress, being removed [...]

Updated Blogroll

It’s been a while since I updated my blogroll. Here are a few aditions of note: The Vigorous North. I’m not sure how to describe this blog. Urban geography? Portland, Mania? There’s much to see here that is either not exactly geographic, or not entirely related to Portland, ME… but is still totally fascinating. Radical [...]

I’m back!

Back to posting after a brief hiatus and hard disk crash. In my absence, there were a few noteworthy events: Chris Rowan at Highly Allochthonous wrote a great post on the basics of magnetic reversals. Looks like I don’t have to finish my series after all. Maybe I’ll go on to write about paleointensity. I [...]

Winners of The Open Laboratory 2008

A Blog Around the Clock has released a list of 2008′s best science blog posts. Among the winners I count at least 3 geoscientists (one of whom I still need to add to my blogroll…)! Good reading, especially Green Gabbro’s “The Igneous Petrology of Ice Cream“, Reciprocal Space’s “I Get my Kicks from Thermodynamicks” (my [...]

Ten Things I Learned at AGU’s Virtual Globes Sessions

There’s nothing like obsessively posting to Facebook to get a guy into blogging. My friends on the Big Blue Time Sink know that I post links more or less daily, mostly out of pure nerdy silliness. Once in a while there’s something substantial that merits further commentary, though. I kept wishing I had a slightly [...]


This is just a test post to see how the blog looks. If you’re reading this and are not me, you’re wasting way too much time on Google.