Changes, Changes

You may have noticed that I’ve made a few changes around here.

I’ve upgraded to the latest and greatest version of WordPress (this blogging software) and I’ve also upgraded to the newest version of the Gallery photo software.

These two can now talk to each other now and you’ll find the photos are integrated much more nicely into the overall web site.

WordPress now manages accounts for both of these platforms. So if you already have an account on this system you now need to login from the side panel next to the blog rather than in the photo gallery. See “Login” under “Housekeeping” to the right. If you don’t have an account, please go ahead and register and you can see all of the pictures rather than just the ones open to the public.

If you have any problems, please let me know.

The pictures showing up at the top of the sidebar (to the right) are, in order, a random picture from any of the albums and the highlight picture for the most recently created album.

Broca’s Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science “Broca’s Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science” is a series of essays by Carl Sagan. I’m rather a fan of Carl Sagan’s works and got this book expecting that it would be more of a focused book rather than the variously directed chapters that it turned out to be. I absolutely loved “The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark” and was a little disappointed by this work. Not some of Sagan’s best work but still worth a read if you really enjoy his writing and can overlook when he starts to wander into the realm of overly zealous green supporter.