Blog housekeeping

On the road again…

By the time you read this, I’ll be somewhere on either the Pennsylvania Turnpike or Ohio Turnpike on the our yearly trip to visit my wife’s and my families.

But never fear! I’ve decided to use this opportunity to do something that I’ve been meaning to do for a ever since I made the move over to ScienceBlogs: Move a lot of what I like to call Classic Insolence from the old blog over to the new blog, starting with some cancer-related posts tomorrow. These posts, lovingly chosen by me, will be appearing at a rate of two to five per day. (Heck, the blog will be more active in my absence than it usually is when I’m here.) A lot of this stuff is pretty old (a year and a half is ancient in blogging, you know); so I’m hoping that this will be the first time that a significant proportion of my readers will have seen this material.

I’m also interested in seeing what my readers think of these posts now. Consequently, I’ll be checking in every so often to see what’s going on, but certainly nowhere near as often as usual. Another consequence of this is that it may take me up to a day or more to approve comments that get caught in the spam filter or to respond to e-mails.

In any case, the old posts will be labeled “Classic Insolence Reposted” and will sport the spiffy logo below:


I’m sure that I’ll also probably post the occasional dispatch from the road, Internet access and time allowing (yes, it’s an addiction), but for the most part I plan on resting and recharging, only posting as the mood strikes me.

I should be back to blogging regularly by August 31 or September 1.

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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