Half of what I know, I learned while reading on the john. That’s probably an understatement, but I’m not sure of how to accurately assess the true number. I don’t want to bore anyone with my hygiene habits, but it does raise a burning question for early-modern historians: did denizens of Jean Calvin’s Geneva read […]
I was looking for some information on “bundling” because I was writing about the common custom of having sex between engagement and marriage and wanted to distinguish this custom from the courting custom of bundling (essentially sleeping together fully clothed, perhaps under supervision, during the courting process). Anyway, I came across mention of a courting […]
I haven’t gotten my bodyfat measured in a long time. In the past, I have done it with caliper tests, but there are a lot of new methods on the markets now. My gym has an Omron HBF 306C hand-held body fat analyzer and I decided it was time for a check. I was shocked […]
Recent research suggests that supplementing with branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) before, during and after a workout can help maintain and build muscle. So what’s that mean on a practical level for someone looking to get leaner and stronger? It might mean that it supplementation is a good idea, and BCAAs are relatively cheap and probably […]
Lately, I’ve been looking into figuring out the ins and outs of credit card payment processing for two projects. One is our Yosemite vacation rental and the other is an ecommerce website for a friend who sells ultralight hiking gear. It can be dizzying with all the options and many pitfalls along the way. A […]
Most people in academia learn a style of writing that is great for precision, but terrible for persuasion, and those habits are deadly when it comes time procure grants, fellowships and jobs.
Google Maps for our area is utterly and completely unreliable, but still manages to violate the privacy of a private citizen. How can it be this bad.
For a few days, my offline Gmail was refusing to synch up with the server. Every time I would try, I would instantly get an ! in the synch status and it would say “Synchronization has stopped unexpectedly”. Well, yeah. I had figured that part out. I’m sure there are lots of reasons for this, […]
How do you promote your book with Twitter? It’s not necessarily obvious, especially for those of us who are writers and scholars first and foremost. But publishers aren’t doing much for new authors anymore, so you have to do it yourself.
Until recently, in Twitter you had to burn a lot of characters retweeting people. Twitter fixed that, but also destroyed a lot of the social proof one got from a retweet.