East Coast gently rocked by earthquake

It’s the biggest news of the day, a story that’s gotten far more media attention than it deserved, given the outcome; but I think it’s worth at least a passing mention on this blog. I refer, of course, to the Great East Coast Earthquake of 2011. Let the mockery begin, first courtesy of the Daily… Continue reading East Coast gently rocked by earthquake

Scientists consider possible outcomes of alien contact (in a published paper, even)

Scientists from Penn State have published a paper in the journal Acta Astronautica detailing various scenarios that could play out if humanity came into contact with extraterrestrial life. No kidding, it’s actually published. You can even download the PDF and read the whole thing. I intend to read it this weekend, but I just had… Continue reading Scientists consider possible outcomes of alien contact (in a published paper, even)

CMS learning curve

I’m not sure where this image came from, but I know the feeling: I have certainly felt that way about Drupal the few times I’ve tried it. In more pertinent news, our CMS at the Chronicle is due for an upgrade this week. What does that mean for you, reader? Not a lot. What does… Continue reading CMS learning curve

Poopin’ on Social Media

Here’s a Storify I threw together this afternoon about the new meme going around Facebook and Twitter: poopin’. [View the story “Poopin’ on Social Media” on Storify]

The best thing I’ve read today

Since I’ve been absent from this blog for a little while, I thought I’d pop back in tonight to share with you a quote from a book review that I happened upon tonight: “This is an old-fashioned book—which is meant as a high compliment in this era of facile punditry and 140-character attention spans.” From:… Continue reading The best thing I’ve read today