Archive for January, 2011

Altering the username on my WordPress account. If everything breaks forever, I apologize.


Mike the Mad Biologist (among others) have covered an article that appeared in Slate ‘Darwin’s Rape Whistle’, which asks the question “Have women evolved to protect themselves from sexual assault?” Like most pop-Evolutionary Psychology articles, it leaves me grinding my teeth. Normally I hesitate to harp on other people’s fields, but Evolutionary Psych, especially as […]


When wandering over various and sundry science blogs, the Facebook pages of distant high school friends who have gone on to graduate school, one of the common complaints I read about is office space. Cramped quarters, irksome office mates and the like. And at times, I envy them. You see, I work from home.


Advice for aspiring academics everywhere: When you find something like Fumbling Toward Tenure Track’s excellent Tenure-Track Job Search Advice Aggregator, do not attempt to read it all in one sitting. Not even if you’re bored and waiting for an online meeting to get started. Your heart rate will thank me.


Through most of it’s life, Confounded by Confounding has been…a bit random. Some reviews, mostly a picture into my mind, but with no real structure (so perhaps a frighteningly accurate view into my mind). But I’m going to be writing more, hopefully, and as a result, will be trying to write more about, you know, […]


Those of you who read this from the CS/Math/Engineering world will probably scoff, mutter something about damned kids being 10 years behind the times, and go and read something else. And really, it won’t dampen my enthusiasm in the slightest. My background is in Biology, particularly from a University that didn’t push computational biology, bioinformatics […]


A brief interlude from anything serious, to review a really outstanding app. The aptly named Find My iPhone, from Apple and for free. If you own an iDevice running iOS 4, and don’t have this app, you should be downloading it. Right now. Seriously. Launch iTunes, go to the App Store and get it. We […]



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