G’day, and happy Sunday. During last week and this, I’m involved in the work of building on my new blogs before they go public. Some will be geared toward specific formats and content, and some not. This site, and my Blogspot site will be two of my general-purpose blogs, with possibly one other once I pin down what I want to use the others for.
I’ve begun all of the pages for each blog, though they are just those existing since their debut onward. They will continue to evolve and grow, so of course new pages will be added over time.
I’ll be viewing another series of lectures to take and make notes from, How Conversation Works, Six Lessons for Better Communication, and will post a review once study of the notes is complete. This week, I’ll be drafting a review of The Philosopher’s Toolkit, which I found to be an incredibly cool course.
I’m reading through my back issues of Skeptic and Skeptical Inquirer magazines, and it will be a while before I get done with all of them, but it beats staring at my fractal apps’ rendering windows while the images are being processed.
As many of you may know, I’m particularly interested in Indian culture, including music and the performance arts, so I’ve included something with a South Asian flavor as this roundup’s weekly video.
I’ve been fooling around more with Kleinian group fractals, in my work on creating cool headers and backgrounds for the new blogs, and some neat images have resulted from that.
I’ve posted one of my favorites from yesterday with this entry below. Click to embiggen:
The Weekly Blogs:
- Barely Domesticated Ep. 29 Season 1 Finale
- Wordless Wotan’s Day: Mister Eccles relaxes
- Fractals of the Week: the Domain of Phierce Phractality
- IFLScience: 2014/04/22
- Caturday’s Astrophenia: 2014/04/26
The Other Blogs:
- Revisiting the UDHR – Human Rights and Well-Being – Martin S Pribble
- FABULOSITY READS: 120 Marketing Tactics for New Blogs_ Get Your Blog Noticed. #fabreads
- Ravens N’ Pennies: Triple Threat: Death Mauler
- Laughing in Purgatory: 35% of Tea Party Patriots Believe President Obama Hosts Cosmos
- Turn of Phrase: Gopher Holes and Hyperspace | S.A. Barton: Seriously Eclectic
- magical creatures by Sharmishtha Basu
- The True Book Addict: Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon – My First Update #Readathon
- World Immunisation Week – Day Three – On Vaccine Hesitation And Other Resources
The Odd, the Strange & the Sciencey:
- Measles case confirmed in Edmonton-area infant too young to be immunized
- Costa Rican “miracle” woman was key to John Paul’s sainthood
- Psychic charged with taking Starkville senior’s life savings
- Woman sues over alleged pet-duck attack
- Blood of world’s oldest woman hints at limits of life – health – 23 April 2014 – New Scientist
- VIDEO: Killer Asian hornet may have been caught on camera in Devon | North Devon Journal
- Battling Psychics and Ghosts: The Need for Scientific Skepticism | Rodney Schmaltz
- Illinois woman sues condo where husband died from swan attack – NY Daily News
- BBC News – Buddhist group proposes Loch Ness retreat
- Video: Strongest sandstorm in decades sweeps China – Telegraph
- Consumer Updates > Beware of False or Misleading Claims for Treating Autism
- Did the body explode? Corpse’s leaking fluids pit woman against State Farm – Sun Sentinel
- Heaven for Real? PET Scans Offer Clues : Discovery News
- Claim: Doctor raised dead man back to life by the power of God
- Dead cats found hanging in NYC suburb were beaten
- BBC News – 1,000 fish found dead in Oona river in County Tyrone
“Nadia”– Shankar Tucker ft. Juanita John…
…because Indian-style music is cool: