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Is it really better to know?

To know what? About your site going down. Or, in this case, ours. Sort of. My wife and I had plans for today that definitely did not include my sitting in front of a computer. On the other hand, I’d recently received some good advice about the Scarecrow website’s design, and had made several changes,…


The Learning Curve: Part I

After years of schooling I am still surprised when I cannot pick something up and immediately run with it. I get frustrated when new things make me do the primate thing where I turn it over and over in my hands and grunt in confusion. As much as I might try to make this sound…


Hello World: From Biology to Software?

While sitting around the fire watching flames shoot sparks into the air, I wonder if I can actually make this work. I’ve spent the last seven years working and going to school to be a biologist. I toed the line. I managed to get my education without becoming a total mindless automaton. I persevered and…


Subtext, and Saving The WorldTM

Sometimes, you know, life is hard. Cabin Fever’s very small staff has been going through some tough times lately–one of us found telecommuting too impersonal, one of us has been dealing with serious illness, two of us have relocated to make it easier to deal with the above…and, of course, there’s been the inevitable angst…