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    Traffic and More Traffic

    Well, although this is only the 15th of the month, today I’ll already break my monthly traffic record for the site. That’s thanks to a link from xkcd’s “What If” page, which led to a couple of mentions on Reddit, which led to a front-page link at ycombinator’s Hacker News, and who knows what else. Read More
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    A Malfunctioning Spambot

    A quick behind-the-scenes note: anyone who has a blog has to contend with comment spam. It seems like something that has no chance of leading to any clicks or any money, but it piles up anyway. Hundreds of junk comments sometimes show up in a single day around here, most all of which automatically go… Read More
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    Quick E-mail Housekeeping Note

    I wanted to mention that several e-mails sent to me last night and this morning (Friday night and Saturday AM, EST) got deleted inadvertently while I was fumbling through them early this morning. There were some that I’d like to respond to, so if you sent me something recently, please feel free to re-send it. Read More
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    Off Topic: Happy New Year, In March

    For those of my readers who are celebrating it, eid-e shoma mubarak! That’s “Happy New Year” for Iran, Afghanistan, and a number of nearby areas. It’s a Zoroastrian-derived holiday, on the solar calendar, and thanks to my Iranian wife we celebrate it at home. I can fully endorse the emphasis on special holiday sweets (such… Read More
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    An Interview

    For those of you with subscriptions to Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, they have an interview with me up at the journal’s site. It’s in the “Scientific Life” section, and I was very happy to be asked to do it. Read More
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    Snow Versus Scientific Progress

    In case anyone’s wondering, I’m not even at work today – no one at my company is; they announced last night that they were closing down for the day, which was welcome news. For those of you not living in the Northeast US, it’s been snowing merrily along since earlier this morning, and by the… Read More
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    A Traffic Record

    I wanted to thank everyone who comes here for making January the biggest traffic month ever on the site: just over 480,000 page views. That seems like a lot for a site that features no cat videos (not that there’s anything wrong with cat videos), no partially clad women (not that there’s anything wrong with… Read More
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    Another Recipe: Cornbread

    Here’s the cornbread that I made to go along with the bean soup – in fact, I’m eating a piece now as I write this. This is adapted from the Cook’s Illustrated people, and I’ve found this to be one of the better all-cornmeal recipes I’ve tried (a lot of recipes have half wheat flour… Read More
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    A Christmas Break

    Blogging will be light and irregular around here until after the first of the year. I’ll probably post a recipe or two, as I tend to during this season, but unless something gigantic happens in the science/chemistry/pharma world, I’ll be taking a blogging break. I hope that everyone out there celebrating Christmas (or other such… Read More
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