Sorry!

Sorry that it’s been nearly a week. Plenty of news, little time to blog. I was crazy with meetings and beginning of semester stuff at work… and I dropped my scooter last week. It’s basically find, I’m fine, but that’s the sort of week it was.

Blogging and the Academic Job Search

From The Chronicle of Higher Education : Bloggers Need Not Apply What is it with job seekers who also write blogs? Our recent faculty search at Quaint Old College resulted in a number of bloggers among our semifinalists. Those candidates looked good enough on paper to merit a phone interview, after which they were still… Continue reading Blogging and the Academic Job Search

“Housing may sting more than dot.com bust”

Housing may sting more than dot.com bust Whether it’s a national bubble or just pockets of regional froth, an end to surge in home prices could inflict economic harm that would make the 2000 tech bust look tame in comparison. Duh. More discussion at “Housing crash to be worse than dot.com bust?” on AMERICAblog.

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The lack of posts recently…

…has a very simple explanation. First, we had a big deadline at work. And now I’m on vacation. I may drop by with some vacation pictures, or I may not… but I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled procrastination, humor, and political repostings come April 5th. Until then, and barring the odd vacation photo I… Continue reading The lack of posts recently…

Downtime and administrivia…

Web server was down from 10PM last night to 5PM or so today. Mea cupla, and I’ll try not to let it happen again. Also, in case regular readers may not have noticed, SFChat.org no longer points directly here, and instead has a brief directory and the note: If you’ve come looking for Nate’s Blog,… Continue reading Downtime and administrivia…

Layout changes today…

I’ve done a bit more tweaking, and in particular, reduced the WordPress-default line spacing, which had been bugging me, and gotten the subtitle/tagline in … since I’m a programmer, and not a web designer, if you drop by and this isn’t ancient news, let me know what you think.

Two small notes…

This color scheme (*) is tentative, and I should mention that I’m mildly red-green colorblind. I’ve run it by Marie, and she seems to like it, but if you dislike it or have any suggestions for improvements, please leave a comment or email me. (* It’s mostly dark green, with a pale green sidebar/menu, if… Continue reading Two small notes…

Welcome, though there’s basically nothing here yet.

I’ve been meaning to start a blog/journal for a while now… this election is giving me an ulcer (only metaphorically, I *hope*), and the mailing lists and newsgroups I’m on have only a limited tolerance for off-topic speculation on the topic. Similarly, I expect that by being able to just post things here, I’ll be… Continue reading Welcome, though there’s basically nothing here yet.