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The joy of scheduling

Those of you who’ve been around a while may have noticed something different about the blog over the last few days.

What’s happened is that, instead of doing what I normally used to do with my old Blogspot blog and either posting right after midnight or posting messages that I had written the night before right before I left for work every morning, now posts are appearing throughout the day. They’re no longer bunched up at midnight or between 5:30 and 7:30 AM. Does that mean I’m risking my job blogging at work continually?

Of course not.

It’s because of the wonder of scheduled posts. Now, thanks to Movable Type, I can write my post (or posts) the night before and then set them to publish whenever I want. On days when I have more than one post, instead of posting them all early in the morning or shortly after midnight, I’ll now be spreading them out through the day, thus ensuring a more even and steady flow of that Respectful Insolence™ that you’ve all come to know and love (well, most of you besides alties, anyway). That way, you won’t OD on insolence in the morning and then have to wait a whole day for more. Today is a bit of a test, and I wrote a few posts to test scheduled posting on and see how it works.


By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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