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History Carnival #38

The latest edition of the History Carnival has been posted at Frog In A Well.

Even though I’ve been on vacation and blogging (not to mention blog traffic) has been light other than reposts, someone actually submitted something I posted, thus keeping someone linking to me in my absence. I hope the lack of activity is due to lots of people being on vacation at the end of August and my relative lack of new material and that things will perk up after Tuesday. In the meantime, I’m taking it easy and counting down the few remaining days of vacation.

In actuality, though, the only reason I didn’t post a new piece of insolence today is because I’m busily and happily setting up my new computer, a brand spanking new Mac Pro. (This very well might be worth a more detailed post in itself tomorrow or Sunday–this machine rocks!)

Don’t worry, though. Thanks to some crappy weather today and my wife having a “girls night out” with her friend, the new main axe should be fully operational with all necessary (and lots of unnecessary) software by the time I crash tonight. For a geek like me, this is tons of fun.

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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