The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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Keeping tabs on our corvid neighbors

December 29th, 2008 3 Comments

Have you ever noticed hundreds of crows streaming through the shadows at dusk (probably making a ruckus)? Have you ever watched a crow chase away a bald eagle and wondered at its gumption? Have you ever been dive-bombed by a territorial crow? Have you ever wondered why? Have you ever wanted to tell someone else […]

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MySQL daily backups

December 29th, 2008 No Comments

I made a folder ~/mysql/backup and saved the following script as mysql_backup_db (chmod to 700). Change [user], [password] (note NO space between password and flag), and [server] to those you used here: UW MySQL Setup #!/bin/sh date=`date -I` ~/mysql/mysqlver/bin/mysqldump -u [user] -p[password] -P [port] -h [server].u.washington.edu –all-databases | gzip > ~/mysql/backup/backup-$date.sql.gz Then added the following […]

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“it was a musical thing…”

December 7th, 2008 No Comments

and you were supposed to sing and dance, while the music was being played. it’s not too late! it’s never too late.

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sacrifice

November 5th, 2008 No Comments

acceptance speech (transcript): This was my favorite part of the speech: This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It can’t happen without you, without a new spirit of service, […]

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race

November 5th, 2008 No Comments

The presence of so many negative comments on this article just reiterates what Barack Obama said last night: “This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were.” To the blatant racists: […]

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