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Much-needed update 31 Dec 2010 | 12:39 am

Just gave the ropes and pulleys holding up the ozrock.net stuff a much-needed update. Hopefully all is working.

The end of Facebook 1 Jun 2010 | 01:06 am

For me, anyway. Facebook never really worked for me anyway; but on top of that, there are lots of serious privacy concerns — see, for example: Facebook gives your info to advertisers, gets caught in t...

Anti-materialism in 4th-grade science 13 Apr 2010 | 01:19 pm

My son Oz (in 4th grade) brought home some homework covering the study of matter in his 4th grade science lesson. Here’s a couple of lines from the narrative page “explaining” atoms and matter: And o...

Republicans are scary crazy 5 Feb 2010 | 04:41 am

If you think ‘Publicans are pretty normal, you might want to check out a really scary poll of self-identified Republicans here, commissioned by Daily Kos. Here are some of the highlights: Research 20...

Arg 22 Jan 2010 | 11:07 pm

Just fixing this again (argh). Bear with me. Pictures are down, and other stuff. Fixed this weekend. Update: Mostly fixed now. Some of the older images and links still down. The new WordPress MU has ...

This year’s “Mindset List” 19 Aug 2009 | 02:57 am

Every fall, Beloit College makes up a “Mindset List” to reflect the world of the new incoming college students (born in about 1991, this year) — what their life has included, and what it hasn’t. Under...

J.P. Patches and Archie McPhee 13 Aug 2009 | 07:52 am

The coolest thing I brought home from Seattle? Clearly the JP Patches Bobblehead from Archie McPhee.

My dad and the electro-assist bicycle 31 Jul 2009 | 06:45 am

In the 60′s and 70′s, my dad worked off and on on building one of these things in the garage; he called it the “Friction Compensator”. (eROCKIT electro-assist bicycle) I’m not kidding. He was an elec...

Live from CRUMBS Cafe 30 Jul 2009 | 09:38 pm

Check out the excellent new local music CD Live from CRUMBS Cafe, a compilation of songs from the CRUMBS Cafe Radio Show spanning from 2007-2009. Believe it or not, back in a past life, before the in...

Bobby McFerrin and the Power of the Pentatonic Scale 29 Jul 2009 | 07:56 am

Embedding is disabled on this video, so you have to go over to YouTube to see it.  But it’s worth it:  The awesome  Bobby McFerrin “demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale” at the World Science...

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