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Respectful Insolence will go dark…

…but only temporarily!

As you may have heard, our benevolent leaders at ScienceBlogs are finally doing a major upgrade of our blog publishing software. That’s the good news. I’m hoping the back end is much easier to use and more responsive. The bad news is that the whole ScienceBlogs site is going to locked down. It will still be there. You can still read it and browse every scintillating post, but none of the ScienceBloggers will be able to post, and none of the readers will be able to comment. Bummer. Hopefully the upgrade will be worth it.

The lockdown period will begin at 1 PM. Unfortunately, it will run at least until Saturday evening. I have a couple of timed posts, but I have no idea if the automatic posting feature will work during the transition.

Personally, I’ll take the opportunity to take it easy for a day or two. If my blogging jones must be fulfilled, I still have my old blog, which has been mothballed for nearly three years, and I have similarly timed the posts set to post here to show up also at the old site. So if by noon tomorrow, there’s nothing new here, check over a the old Respectful Insolence.

Or not.

In the meantime, for any newbies out there to the wild world of not-so-Respectful Insolence, now is the perfect time to peruse the archives. There’s lots of good stuff there–almost three years’ worth since I moved to ScienceBlogs–if I do say so myself.

Or you could follow me on Twitter. Yes, I finally broke down and set up an account. No, I have no idea if I’ll keep using Twitter. Right now I’m just experimenting and playing around with it.

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]

One reply on “Respectful Insolence will go dark…”

I clicked on the twitter feed, and was considering following it when it struck me what it reminded me of, the scene in Repo Man where the person in the protective suit was going through the motions of doing something with the alien stuff while dictating exactly the minutia of what he was doing.

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