Category Archives: website matters

Thanks to Grania!

You’ve doubtless noticed that the vast majority of all the posts on this site since I’ve left Chicago have been put up not by me, but by Grania, who has kept the website ticking along—nay, flourishing—in my partial absence.  This past week she’s been on “holiday,” but much of her time during that week has […]

Important note to readers and contributors

If you’ve been in Alma Ata or something, you may not know that I’m going on the big Road Trip tomorrow, returning about August 8. Along the way I hope to see some of you—as well as your cats. Posting will be light, but we hope to keep things puttering away at some level. In the […]

Note to readers

We now have several readers who are posting under the name “Anonymous.” Please don’t use that name, as we cannot distinguish one “Anonymous” from another. From now on, anybody using “Anonymous” as their name will not have their comments posted.  Just choose a name—any name. And let me remind new readers to read the rules for posting (“Da Roolz!”) on […]

Jerry’s Nose

Well, I’ve been accused of having a hypertrophied proboscis, especially by some anti-Semites who delight in that sort of thing, but I’m pleased that there’s a landmark in Newfoundland named after my schnoz. It’s part of a series of colorful place names in Newfoundland and Labrador (series list here). Here’s the notes on “Jerrys nose” […]

We almost got ’em all. . .

From time to time I check the geographical location of the readers. When do, I find that we’re read pretty widely: in fact, the only three places where I almost never get hits are Mongolia, North Korea (only the elite have Internet there) and several countries smack in the center of Africa. Well, I checked again yesterday, […]

Hili announces my 10,000th post (and a further announcement)

First, to prove it: here’s a screenshot of the data from the last post: And, the Big Announcement, which has to come from Hili, of course (I’m told she had to be dragged inside to perform her duty): A: Hili, in a moment there will be 10,000th post on Jerry’s website. Hili: 10,000 is less important […]

A note to readers

I’ve mentioned this once before, but some people have either missed it or disregarded it. I get a huge volume of emails from readers giving me feedback, suggested topics or links, and even errors or typos in my posts (please do let me know if there’s a typo or howler). I welcome that, as I like to […]

The 10,000th post: what shall it be?

In only 145 more posts (144 after this one goes up), we’ll hit 10,000, and at the rate I post that will be in less than a month. Given that it’s a landmark (granted, an artificial one), and that we don’t know if I’ll get up to 20,000 (I could get sick of it all–or […]

Website upgrade and other matters

If you look to the right of this site’s main page, you’ll see that the links have been revamped, to reflect my new book. (The name of the website will, of course, stay the same.)  The margin now looks like this: (Thanks again to Kalliopi Monoyios for doing this update; I’m completely useless at website design.) A […]

Website tweaking

Or, as the signs say, “A temporary inconvenience—a permanent improvement.” Actually, I don’t think there will be any inconvenience, but I wanted to let people know that we (and by “we,” I mean Kalliopi “Kapi” Monoyios, the artist who designed this website, illustrated both WEIT and Neil Shubin’s Your Inner Fish, and co-runs Symbiartic,  a scientific-illustration website at […]

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