July 16, 2008


I've been working from home today while getting used to a painkiller I'm going to have to take for the next three weeks.

I have an impacted wisdom tooth that became infected, so I'm taking antibiotics to get rid of the infection before my surgery on August 7.

I'm not exactly happy or pain-free, but at least it will all be taken care of shortly.

July 9, 2008

Fail: Research in Motion

The .jobs TLD has been approved, and Research in Motion was one of the first companies to actually sign up.

Guess what their employment URL is now?


Really. Try it.

July 6, 2008

The Jefferson Bible

There is an interesting article over at the L.A. Times about some activities by one of the more secular-minded founding fathers, specifically Thomas Jefferson.

I knew that most of the Founding Fathers were deists, but I didn't know that Thomas Jefferson took scissors to a bible and using paste and a journal made a 46-page rendition of the bible as he believed it. (Thanks to Pharyngula for the link.)

If you want to read what he felt was important from the bible, check it out. The Jefferson Bible is available online. (Make sure you have a decent pop-up blocker.)

July 1, 2008

Happy Birthday, ToNS!

One hundred and fifty years ago today, the Theory of Natural Selection was first announced to the public.

Since then, the theory has been refined, reinforced through genetic evidence, and has become the keystone to modern science.

We owe a great debt to those who could make the mental leap from the intuitive answer to the logical, graceful answer that we have today.