Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hot cup of morning blurgh.

I love Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings. But this morning I had to check the calendar to make sure April 1st hadn’t come early this year. This review of Leonard Shlain’s The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image … Continue reading

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Today, I am Gal Scientist.

A while back, The Toast put out a call for lady scientists with something to say. Back then, this blog was merely a twinkle in my eye, and as such, I ignored it. But then it turned out the posts … Continue reading

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Claremont Canyon: A How-to

Claremont Canyon is a notoriously steep .6 mile hike near the UC–Berkeley campus. But, if you follow these easy steps, you are sure to emerge victorious. Step 1. Start walking uphill. Step 2. Keep walking uphill. Enjoy the view while you … Continue reading

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Lately: a link dump, with some updates and pictures

Hey, it’s Friday! Great job, you. You made it. If you’re like me, you spend the last couple hours on a Friday cranking out a flurry of Matlab figures…but not before a little post-lunch procrastination. So, I figured this is … Continue reading

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Joaquin Miller: Glorious wackadoodle.

Oh hey. With all this rain we’ve been getting, this is hardly the time for it, but I’ve written a thing for Ken Layne‘s fantastic, brand-spanking-new site A friend alerted me to this opportunity, and seeing as how I’ve … Continue reading

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