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Performance review: NOJO7 featuring Cyrille Aimée at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, January 16, 2022

posted: Janaury 22, 2022

tl;dr: The world needs more New Orleans jazz right now...

Performance review: Branford Marsalis Quartet at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, November 4, 2021

posted: Janaury 19, 2022

tl;dr: Great to see Branford and his exemplary sidemen back on the road...

Parsing Francis Collins’s comments on what happened in Wuhan, part one

posted: January 15, 2022

tl;dr: Collins’s truths, deceptions, and omissions about what happened in Wuhan lend credence to the lab leak theory...

Mistakes weren’t made

posted: January 8, 2022

tl;dr: I avoid people who cannot admit they made a mistake...

How to fool a PhD

posted: January 1, 2022

tl;dr: The most interesting thing is what happens after you do so...

Book review: Pandemia: How Coronavirus Hysteria Took Over Our Government, Rights, and Lives, by Alex Berenson

posted: December 26, 2021

tl;dr: A history of everything that went wrong during the COVID-19 endemic, and the few things that went right...

Biology and I don’t quite agree

posted: December 25, 2021

tl;dr: I prefer my sciences with a bit more accuracy, precision, and predictive capabilities...

The problem with PhDs

posted: December 18, 2021

tl;dr: A PhD degree can saddle the holder with some negative personality traits...

Book review: Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19, by Alina Chan and Matt Ridley

posted: December 18, 2021

tl;dr: If you are at all interested in the #OriginOfCovid, you must read this gripping presentation of the facts known to date...

Identifying users in simple applications

posted: December 11, 2021

tl;dr: For simple applications email is the best way to identify users, whereas name plus mailing address has significant challenges...