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Monday, March 5th, 2018

Last week I had a very nice walk with someone who predicted that our current weather pattern was leading us straight back to a drought. Since I wasn’t really sure of our current drought status, I thought it prudent to reply as vaguely as possible. But now I have relocated the US Drought Monitor map, […]

“yes, I’ve read a poem”

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a live cam of nesting Layson Albatrosses in Kauai, Hawaii. Very enjoyable background to working! And yes, it’s terrifying that google sees all and knows all, but it also means that I can search the phrase “tumblr baby bird is muppet adult bird has eyeliner” and it will *actually* […]

thanks, NPR!

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Learned about Safecast from NPR. Safecast is an international, volunteer-centered organization devoted to open citizen science for the environment. (Basically a group of people got together after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, and started figuring out how to crowd-source radiation data. It’s grown a lot since then!) The whole site is pretty neat, […]

because cats

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

A coworker introduced me to the Chrome extension Tabby Cat, and it has changed my work life for the better. Each time you open a new tab in chrome, it opens with a picture of a cat, instead of the ‘most visited sites’ tiles. Best part is they have adorable names, like ‘Teeny Casper’ and […]

100% approved

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Yesterday, I was one of the day’s lucky ten thousand: I learned that the internet has a cat! Purrli, aka “The Internet has a Cat!” is a purr generator. Yep. And it’s amazing.

eclipse countdown update

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Checked out NASA’s Eclipse 2017 site, because NASA. Things to love: *The eclipse graphic shows the path of totality through the United States, which makes it look a bit like the country is wearing a sash. *This quote: “It is hard not to imagine that the way things are now is the way they have […]

the logo turtle!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Every once in a while I start thinking back about things I remember from elementary school, and one of them is the logo turtle. I mean, mostly I remember eating chewy granola bars and that I had a shirt with little ties in the front, but it was definitely associated with learning the logo turtle. […]

Happy International Women’s Day!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Loving the google doodle today: #OneDayIWill The permalink has some additional behind the scenes videos too!

memorable quote Monday

Monday, December 28th, 2015

I really wanted to come up with some kind of epic quote for the last Monday of 2015, but I’ve been drawing a blank. However, one thing that has popped into my head many times in the past week or so is the “What You Can” New Year’s post by Hanne Blank, back in 2012. […]

last pre-Christmas Saturday!

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Lots going on today, so here’s a few fun links if anyone needs a sanity break. 1. Google Zeitgeist 2015 (Google now calls this “A Year in Search,” but I guess lots of other people remember it as “zeitgest” too, because that’s what I searched for and it popped right up.) 2. Star Wars Canteen […]