06 September 2007

What I have accomplished today

  • Made a 200-page double-sided copy from a 200-page double-sided copy of a book* without a single incidence of paper jam or another person walking into the room wanting to use the copier. What are the chances of that ever happening again in our short lives?

  • Explored more of the area that was the subject of yesterday's post. I will post today's findings some other day.

  • Finished reading the 1 September issue of the New Scientist. The cover story What's the point of religion? was lame. My answer: there is none.

  • Measured about 30 shells of Paramastus spratti, a land snail endemic to Turkey. The total measured shells is now 100.

  • Read an article on spiders** that was brought to my attention by a brief review at The Other 95%. I am not too impressed with their findings. The results obtained with field-collected spiders and lab-grown spiders don't quite agree with each other. I think that is an expected (inevitable?) outcome of such studies. More on that later.

  • Watched some old videos of Erkin Koray, a Turkish rock musician. This song from the early 1970s has always been a favorite of mine.

  • *Defiance of copyright laws is so much fun. Evil laugh
    **K.M. Wrinn and G.W. Uetz. Impacts of leg loss and regeneration on body condition, growth, and development time in the wolf spider Schizocosa ocreata. Can. J. Zool. 85:823–831 (2007)

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Recently they had a show dedicated to him, for life time achievement or similar. Looks very diffrent know ( who doesn't? )