Monthly Archives: December 2012

Hey WordPress – sites strangeness?

First, what did you just do to my post editor, it’s all funky and broken now? What happened, some unknown keyboard shortcut I accidentally typed just broke it (another bad bit of software, ever heard of warnings before doing something … Continue reading

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HTML5 sucks

After a lifetime developing software it’s surprising how rarely I discuss my ideas in this blog. Some of the advice about how to blog suggests writing about your field of expertise but I guess I’m sufficiently burned out after all … Continue reading

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Blogging: 275 posts and New Year’s Resolution

Since starting blogging in June and reaching about 2 posts/day average (during my peak enthusiasm effort) I then slacked off a lot during Oct/Nov and finally began to catch back up during December (now back to average of a post … Continue reading

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The evil of the holidays, what do I do now Nate?

Well, as expected the holidays sunk my wonderful trendline (see previous Nate Silver posts for context, otherwise this is lots of discussion about my battle with waistline). Anticipating that multiple xmas meals would undermine my weight loss plan I tried … Continue reading

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Human blubber cycle

Here’s a partial list of the various terms I believe are needed to read and understand the literature on the process of fat in the human body (absorption, transport, storage, consumption, regulation) and exactly what this means and what are … Continue reading

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Applied Nate Silver – 4

This thread isn’t really much about Nate Silver any more but for consistency I’ll continue using this title for the thread. And, in fact, there is a Nate Silver element to this, how I fell victim to “confirmation bias” until … Continue reading

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Let’s get literal

This amusing bit of wingnuttery is almost too silly to even bother wasting your time, Dear Reader, but perhaps you don’t (yet) know how crazy the wingnuts get (and these clinically insane people get to vote!) Normally I might defend … Continue reading

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It’s already December 22

I guess the Mayans didn’t know that the Earth was round and where the International Dateline is. Am I daring damnation, spitting in the face of the apocalypse, tempting bad karma to say it’s now tomorrow in Beijing. I asked … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert: Global warming is suspicious quasi-science approximation to exceptionalism

I was watching the latest Repoire and got this fascinating and totally true debunking of the global climate hysteria that is culminating in the apocalyptic Mayan end-times doomsday tomorrow, in other words, how global climate is an obvious made-up pseudo-catastrophe … Continue reading

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States must lead on gun control

After every gun tragedy people want action but of course support for that drains away as soon as the images are off the TV screens. But the NRA and the Repugs are relentless. So no wonder no politician wants to … Continue reading

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