Hiatus

I’m out actually doing statistics rather than talking about it. I should start appearing around these parts a little more often after Labor Day.

Busy busy

I’ve been keeping pretty busy as of late, and no time to tend the blog. In fact, my blog reading has fallen to pretty much nil. I’ll scan headlines in “bloglines”:http://www.bloglines.com, but usually not read much more in depth.

At any rate, you might have heard some of the hubbub surrounding the FDA’s ringing endorsement of adaptive designs. This is a good thing, as adaptive designs when properly run have the potential to decrease time to marketing a good product or sending a bad one to the biomedical waste bin. I’ll be around to comment on that in the moderate future. I still have a while of spending what little free time I have trying to recover from stuffing my head full of new information.

I also realize that with the server move, my old images have disappeared. Specifically, my graphs about the Geiers’ autism paper have gone. I’ll dig those up and put them back when I get a chance.

Another goofy meme

Yeah, pretty accurate.


Your Personality Is Like Acid


A bit wacky, you’re very difficult to predict.
One moment you’re in your own little happy universe…
And the next, you’re on a bad trip to your own personal hell!

Anniversary of a rebirth

On this day last year, I moved Random John over from “ibiblio”:http://www.ibiblio.org using “Pivot”:http://www.pivot.net blogware. As it turns out, using ibiblio with Pivot was a rather popular choice, given that Pivot stores its posts in text files rather than an SQL database.

I’m glad I made the move going to Liverack was the right move at the time. It was $3/month with 2 free months (i.e. $30/year) for 100 MB space and 1GB bandwidth. However, I clearly have outgrown that, given that I am now transferring over 1GB using text only.

At any rate, Liverack never responded to my support tickets, or inquiries to upgrade my account, or anything at all. When I ran over my bandwidth last month, I tried to contact them to pay another buck or so to keep my account going for a day, but they never responded. They mysteriously suspended my account on Monday. They don’t post their phone number on their website, and even the phone number that I found via Whois was disconnected. And today, they had the gall to try to charge my Paypal account.

So yeah, I posted about another bad customer service experience. I should post about a good one.

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Astanga

A cute and useful cheat sheet on Astanga, mostly here for my reference.

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Everything you know is wrong

Atoms are not bound together as tightly as we once thought.

Too much deuterium has been found; theory of universe is at risk.

A fight breaks out over exactly what a planet is.

Autism affects much more than social skills and communication.

It looks like a lot of textbooks are about to become outdated.

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Pardon the mess

So my webhosting company pulled the rug out from under me a few days too early. Fortunately, I had a backup of my WordPress database from about 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, it wasn’t 100% compatible with my new web hosting company. But I managed.

Gone are the themes and cool sidebar widgets. For now. In time, I’ll get them back. But this comes in between family, long hours of work, and recovery from a trip to Seattle which had a rude interruption on the return flight. Yes, I was caught in the long lines in the wake of the foiled terrorist plots.

But most of my blog entries are still up.

There are improvements to the new site. I have a lot more bandwidth and a lot more space. So it’s time to let the photos flow!