* I have been approved for Google AdSense, and still undecided what to do. Would be nice to recoup at least the cost of the monthly DSL by some (hopefully tasteful and unobtrusive) ads on the periphery of the blog page. I’ve resisted going this route now for almost five years (anniversary of FFF actually in March) and can cancel out after a few months if it isn’t an acceptable fit. This, just in the way letting you know the blog may change in subtle ways soon. Or not. We’ll see.
* Hey man, why don’t we get wasted and do an interpretive dance of protein synthesis? Maybe only a biologist would get such a kick from this YouTube presentation of a noble laureate in a tighty whitey dress shirt and thin seventies-type tie narrate as several hundred UCDavis college students play the role of messenger RNA, ribosomes and such. What a hoot (at least for me.)
* The image above–which has absolutely nothing to do with any of the above topics–was taken a few days ago from the logging road that winds through the steep immature pine forest behind the house. Now this would be a great place to use that panorama function with the camera. And if this isn’t done in the near future, there will be no view from back there. The pines are quickly filling in the vistas, as I describe in Slow Road Home in the piece called “Succession”.
Now, I better go put on my Friday shorts (and don’t forget the pants!) and get to work.