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Marvel in Your Own Mediocrity

We all have things we are talented with, and things we are not. Should that stop us from trying? Should somebody not skilled with a brush just walk away from painting? Should a poor writer just set down their pen? I am not talking about “Show us your ugly things” …

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Playing an Art Show – Aftermath

Altekrea, my local geek and horror art show is over. I’ve written about how I prepare to play at one, and what I do once I’m on site, but what I do once I’m basking in the afterglow before returning to my lair is straightforward. Thank everyone involved, review the …

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Fighting Penicillin’s Monster: Elizabeth Hazen and Rachel Brown. (Women in Science 68)

Who (besides, obviously, bacteria) doesn’t love penicillin?  It’s on everybody’s shortlist of the most important things we’ve discovered to improve our lot on this world.  Just a hundred years ago, an infected wound often meant an amputated limb, there being no weapon to stop the spread of infection this side …

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Mad Quickies: Real-Time Lightning Tracker, Golden Ratio Viewfinder, Art Crimes and More!

Oh hi there, dear readers. Yr pal Brian has some real good treats for you today. Do grab a beverage to sip, get comfy and delight in the wonderment that is the Wednesday Quickies. Let’s peruse today’s ART CRIMES. A neural network that uses “Machine-learning techniques that mimic human recognition …

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Mad Quickies: Boat Puzzle, Filthy FemCorps, Transit Maps, Maker Musings, Pearl Skulls and More!

Good day, my geeksters! As you begin your work week, let me make your re-entry as smooth as possible. I’ve got some fun links and even a physics puzzle courtesy of Physics Girl. So grab your favorite tasty beverage and let’s get this thing started. Onward! Goodnight, Bill Cunningham, and …

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The Doomsday Clock

It’s three minutes to midnight. That’s what it says on the clock graphic of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists web site. That iconic image known as the Doomsday Clock is meant to be an indicator of the current level of some of the existential threats facing humanity. The Bulletin …

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Mad Quickies: Maker Life, YInMn Blue, Unequal Scenes, Puppy Robot and More!

We made it, you guyz: it’s the weekend- and not a moment too soon! If you have a few minutes, you will probably find something to amuse/inspire/inform you in this humble list of cool links. Surf’s up! Here’s some awesome news: our fearless leader was featured in Make magazine and …

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Playing an Art Show – Aftermath

Altekrea, my local geek and horror art show is over. I’ve written about how I prepare to play at one, and what I do once I’m on site, but what I do once I’m basking in the afterglow before returning to my lair is straightforward. Thank everyone involved, review the …

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My Three Ocarinas
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Marvel in Your Own Mediocrity

We all have things we are talented with, and things we are not. Should that stop us from trying? Should somebody not skilled with a brush just walk away from painting? Should a poor writer just set down their pen? I am not talking about “Show us your ugly things” …

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Fighting Penicillin’s Monster: Elizabeth Hazen and Rachel Brown. (Women in Science 68)

Who (besides, obviously, bacteria) doesn’t love penicillin?  It’s on everybody’s shortlist of the most important things we’ve discovered to improve our lot on this world.  Just a hundred years ago, an infected wound often meant an amputated limb, there being no weapon to stop the spread of infection this side …

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My Three Ocarinas
ActivitiesArtMetamusicUncategorized

Marvel in Your Own Mediocrity

We all have things we are talented with, and things we are not. Should that stop us from trying? Should somebody not skilled with a brush just walk away from painting? Should a poor writer just set down their pen? I am not talking about “Show us your ugly things” …

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