Category Archives: Site News

Whew — that was a close one!

Anybody who spends much time with computers or web sites can attest to the fact that they can be a bit… testy… at times. If you’ve tried to look at the SOS web site over the past few days, you might have an inkling of how this applies to you and me right now…

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Happy first birthday — to us!

It’s a bit hard to believe, and I almost missed the date myself, but as of the 5th of February, it’s been exactly one year since I started up this blog…

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Philosophia Naturalis — a slight delay

For those waiting for the next installment of the Philosophia Naturalis blog carnival, I’ve got to announce a slight delay — rather than today, I’ll be posting it tomorrow. Due to some work commitments pouring over into my home time, I haven’t quite had the free time I’ve needed to do the job well.

I’d rather be a bit late than produce a shoddy product; thanks for your patience… Continue reading

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Chaco Canyon

One of the advantages of rearranging your house is that sometimes you’ll find a long-lost treasure in the process. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been going through a big in-house reshuffle to make better use of space, and I … Continue reading

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Pardon my dust…

I’m going to be doing an upgrade of the Wordpress software that runs this site tonight.This process should take only a few minutes, and should be completely invisible to you — but in case you subsequently see any odd behavior from this site, please drop me a line. Continue reading

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Four Stone Hearth — call for submissions

Well, the 26th edition of the Four Stone Hearth blog carnival is now online at Primate Diaries, and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to start collecting material for the 27th edition… Continue reading

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Photo gallery

If you haven’t perused the SOS site lately, I wanted to let you know about the new photo gallery I set up. Basically, I finally got around to setting up a flickr account, and uploaded a ton of pictures I’ve taken that have a (vaguely) scientific or technical bent to them. A handy Wordpress plugin called (logically enough) “Flickr photo gallery” displays all these pictures on a page on the SOS site — you can get to it from that link, or just through the “Photos” link in the sidebar. Continue reading

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Carnival of Space — a little reminder

Just a little reminder here — SOS will be hosting the Carnival of Space this coming Thursday. So if you run across any particularly interesting blog posts about space related subjects in the next few days (say, by Wednesday morning) — please send them along to me using the contact form. Thanks! Continue reading

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Carnival Hosting

If you’ve subscribed to this blog for long, you’ll know I’m a big fan of blog carnivals — they’re good things for both writers (providing a potential source of new readership) and readers (giving them a quick taste of a number of new blogs). The hosts get a potential boost in readership as well…

Either out of a desire for publicity, or some personal sense of masochism (hosting a carnival isn’t exactly a trivial undertaking), I’ve signed up to host three carnivals over the next couple of months. Here’s the lineup…. Continue reading

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A moment of your time, please…

Out of curiosity (and because I’d like to gauge just how satisfied folks are with the available themes for the site), I’m putting up a quick poll. Please just click to vote for your favorite theme. If you’re not that wild about any of the available themes, and / or have some suggestions for others, please just comment on this post…. Continue reading

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