Here are links I found interesting on October 25, 2013:
Here are links I found interesting on April 21, 2013:
- How to Deal with the Truth – This is the story of my life.: I tell the truth and people hold it against me. Go figure.
- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev manhunt: How politicians and pundits have grasped onto the thinnest facts about the alleged Boston bombers in order to advance political agendas. – "We need more restraint and less wild guessing." Ya think?
- HPV vaccine: Cases of virus declining in Australia due to immunizations. – Vaccines work. 'Nuff said.
- Does Your Pet’s Food Contain Dead Pets? – This is a disturbing but fact-based article that covers what happens to euthanized pet shelter animals and other animals we "overproduce" and discard. Another reason to adopt your next pet from a shelter.
A look at how Penny the Tiny Dog has accrued airline miles since September 2012.
One of the best things about having a tiny dog is just how easy she is to travel with. Indeed, Penny has been with me on almost every single trip I’ve taken since I brought her into my life on June 27, 2012.
Think I’m kidding? Here’s a quick look at the trips Penny and I have taken together since September 2012. This is just airliner flights and doesn’t include the helicopter and small plane flights we’ve done together, like the trips to Winslow, Williams, Page, Phoenix, Tucson, Lake Havasu, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon, Georgetown (CA), Woodland (CA), Quincy (WA), Wenatchee (WA), and other places.
I’ll update this periodically so I have a permanent record of her frequent flyer status.
|12/16/2013||Phoenix||Dallas Ft. Worth||752|
|12/16/2012||Dallas Ft. Worth||Jacksonville||796|
|12/30/2012||Jacksonville||Dallas Ft. Worth||796|
|12/30/2012||Dallas Ft. Worth||Phoenix||752|
|Total Airline Miles||22,089|
Too bad I can’t get her on a frequent flyer plan.
Here are links I found interesting on April 8, 2013:
- Sponsors Now Pay for Online Articles, Not Just Ads – "Well-known online publications like The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed and Business Insider all use some form of branded content. A result is a media universe where it is increasingly difficult for readers to tell editorial content from advertising." This is been going on for quite some time and, personally, I don't like it.
- My Name is Extreme Jumpy – Now THIS is a dog that knows how to have fun.
- Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too) – Interesting article about the rise of fake scientific journals that charge authors to publish their papers. But what this article doesn't consider is the use of these journals to publish sham science or pseudoscience papers that can then be used as credentials to sell related products or "cures."