Wine for Joe

This one is for Joseph Duemer: having problems with tent catepillars? Make something useful from them: make wine.

From a review of the wine (which also includes more details in how to make it):

Some lucky folks will get a bonus. Reigstad saved and froze 30 large army worms to put in bottles, similar to the worms put in some tequila bottles.

Who will get those bottles?

“Very special people,” Reigstad said. “Not necessarily people I like, but they’ll be special in their own way.

Diversity Technology


Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Interesting. The Ajax Experience no longer has the dubious distinction of have no women in its speaker list. It now has Molly Holzschlag.

Since I know absolutely squat about JavaScript and XMLHttpRequest other than what they do, it’s rather humorous I’d get picked up for such a seriously geeky conference as The Ajax Experience.


Me feed fifteen

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

(I wanted to spell it Phiphteen to be über hip, but my cat hissed at me.)

Now this is fun. PZ Myers writes on the Hot or Not Scienceblogger where he ended up at number three. (He wonders why. It’s the squid, PZ. They’re sexy.)

Guess what boys and girls. The hottest science blogger is Shelley Batts a third year Neuroscience PhD candidate.

Janet Stemwedel (that’s Dr. Stemwedel to you) cried, “Have at ye!” with a nerd-off:

It’s time for a nerd-off.

My opening volley after the jump, starting where one does: my momma.

The nerd apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My momma programs in COBOL.

Circa 1989, my momma emailed me ASCII cow-art. Some of it was NSFW.

Oh yeah? Well, where do you think your momma got that art?

(Yes, I realize that I’m not a science blogger…but I got geek street cred.)