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Message 851100 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 2:33:27 UTC

And it's only been 9 months since my last blog entry. And as some of you may know the last year sucked in a major way. One of our cats died and it kind of went down hill from there. Angela was sick for most of it, and was totally out of commission for the last 7 weeks of the year. To top it all off Angela may have proven that her raccoons can out-think me. But that year is over, and we're going to forget all about it.

So once again, I'm going to commit myself to trying to improve communication between the project staff and the volunteers. And this time I mean it. A posting a week, at least. I'll even try to keep some of them interesting, although as usual I won't promise to stick to SETI@home, Astronomy, or even life in the universe. Matt does a pretty good job of explaining the day to day challenges we face, so I'll spend time discussing broader topics.

Catch you next week.


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Message 851149 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 4:31:25 UTC

Thanks Eric,

Great to here that you are back on the forums beside Cuda.

One suggestion to make these updates easier is to keep them short.

Even though Matt's updates are short and sometimes incomplete, after reading enough of them most of what is going on can be pieced together.

Some of the reply threads become sort of a free format brainstorming that leads in interesting directions.

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Message 851275 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 14:14:12 UTC - in response to Message 851100.  

Whow, 9 months... I knew there was something missing. ;)

I wish you and Angela a happy and healthy new year!

Looking forward to your weekly(?) postings!


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Message 851359 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 17:46:54 UTC - in response to Message 851149.  


One suggestion to make these updates easier is to keep them short.


Yeah, I think the problem is that I felt that I needed to say something informative, educational, funny, interesting and important all at once which made blogging more difficult than it should have been.

I still may pontificate on occasion, but most postings will be shorter than that.
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Message 852231 - Posted: 11 Jan 2009, 15:46:30 UTC - in response to Message 851359.  


One suggestion to make these updates easier is to keep them short.


Yeah, I think the problem is that I felt that I needed to say something informative, educational, funny, interesting and important all at once which made blogging more difficult than it should have been.

I still may pontificate on occasion, but most postings will be shorter than that.



. . . similar to 'a cross-pollination' Project - re: Face-Book too ;)

Thanks for the Updates Sir . . .


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Message 852266 - Posted: 11 Jan 2009, 16:50:32 UTC - in response to Message 851359.  


One suggestion to make these updates easier is to keep them short.


Yeah, I think the problem is that I felt that I needed to say something informative, educational, funny, interesting and important all at once which made blogging more difficult than it should have been.

I still may pontificate on occasion, but most postings will be shorter than that.


Just be yourself. Let us see that personality of yours and all those things you mentioned will follow naturally.

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Message 852321 - Posted: 11 Jan 2009, 18:14:07 UTC - in response to Message 851359.  

Yeah, I think the problem is that I felt that I needed to say something informative, educational, funny, interesting and important all at once which made blogging more difficult than it should have been.

I still may pontificate on occasion, but most postings will be shorter than that.


Eric, looking here and here might be a good occasion for being pontificate...

Especially the why (was it released early) and if (it affects science) are of great interest - at least to cool down the rumor mill.
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Message 852817 - Posted: 13 Jan 2009, 0:56:36 UTC - in response to Message 852321.  


Eric, looking here and here might be a good occasion for being pontificate...

Especially the why (was it released early) and if (it affects science) are of great interest - at least to cool down the rumor mill.


That's what I'll blog about this week.... Not today though. Have an app to get into beta.

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Message 852919 - Posted: 13 Jan 2009, 5:17:28 UTC

I like your old avatar much better. The new one makes you look about 14, which pretty much makes me feel like your grandmother.

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Message 854052 - Posted: 16 Jan 2009, 3:28:52 UTC - in response to Message 852919.  

My avatar will change again on Monday.


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Message 854090 - Posted: 16 Jan 2009, 6:02:59 UTC - in response to Message 854052.  

My avatar will change again on Monday.


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Message 854516 - Posted: 17 Jan 2009, 3:50:52 UTC

Thank you Eric and you know we will keep you on your toes, regarding that promise.


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Message 872607 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 20:05:48 UTC - in response to Message 851100.  

Eric, just wanna remind you of something... :-)

...
So once again, I'm going to commit myself to trying to improve communication between the project staff and the volunteers. And this time I mean it. A posting a week, at least. I'll even try to keep some of them interesting, although as usual I won't promise to stick to SETI@home, Astronomy, or even life in the universe. Matt does a pretty good job of explaining the day to day challenges we face, so I'll spend time discussing broader topics.

Catch you next week.


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Message 872650 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 22:51:50 UTC


Going to sit with a couple hundred thousand
of your friends this year?
If you happen to be in the NE. Let me know.

S

PS: I really miss the racoon food stories !


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Message 876242 - Posted: 16 Mar 2009, 20:09:18 UTC - in response to Message 872607.  

Eric, just wanna remind you of something... :-)


My bad. Bad bad Eric.
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Message 876459 - Posted: 17 Mar 2009, 5:24:04 UTC

So post updates, or I will have to send you PMs....


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Message 877290 - Posted: 19 Mar 2009, 23:54:01 UTC - in response to Message 876242.  

Eric, just wanna remind you of something... :-)


My bad. Bad bad Eric.


Something tells me Angela has been having fun with "bad bad Eric". :)

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