Category Archives: website-related items

No more “anonymous” postings

I continue to get new comments in which the reader doesn’t fill in his or her name, or  even a pseudonym. From now on I will simply trash those comments, regardless of what they say. As I’ve explained before, we can’t tell one “Anonymous” from another, so that doesn’t serve as a unique identifier of […]

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 […]

Missing reader alert: Stephen John Williams

I have been alerted that one of our British readers, Mr. Stephen John Williams, has gone missing as of Thursday, May 14. His disappearance has been reported to the police, and his siblings Ann and Clive are terribly worried. I’m told that Mr. Williams is a fan of this website and reads it often. And so, I’m […]

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” […]

WEIT book price escalates even moar (plus answers to “Name the apologist” contest)

I’m very pleased to see that the price of the autographed and Houle-illuminated copy of WEIT has gone even higher: it’s over $4K, and there’s still a week to go: Meanwhile, over at Sean Carroll’s site, Preposterous Universe, various sourpusses (sourpodes?) predicted it wouldn’t sell for much: as one of them said, “I’m going to […]

Professor Ceiling Cat is pleased

The auction for the illuminated, illustrated, and autographed copy of WEIT, which runs for 8 more days on eBay, has already succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. Artist Kelly Houle and I (she set up the eBay page and is managing the auction) decided to start the bidding at $995, hoping to get at least $1000.  (Two years ago, […]

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 […]

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