Commenting on comments
Here’s where I have left comments. List will be updated:
July 1 – New Mormopterus species honors a true bat lady. I left a comment expressing my lack of bat knowledge. Micaela, the blog’s author, responded to my comment, which I only just noticed because I went back to grab the link, and I left another comment. Commenting was easy: no signup needed, just name/email.
July 2 – Stuck in the Pleistocene: the science of the La Brea tarpits. This is my favourite place in LA, so I left a comment saying so.
July 3 – Extinct humans passed high altitude gene to Tibetans. I wondered if this also applied to Sherpas, and left a comment. I saw this morning that two people responded to me (and the answer is “yes”) but there is no easy way to thank them for their response so I left it at that.
July 4 – Bhutan’s Tiger’s Nest monastery built from LEGO! I’d already seen this post, but I went back to look at the pictures again, and leave a comment.
July 5 – Painted “bookbenches” spring up across London. I love this sort of public art, and books, and London, so I wanted to leave a comment. Commenting on BoingBoing is the worst, though. The comments are not on the post itself (they used to actually never have comments at all), but on a separate message board, which you need to join first. Even though I used my Twitter account to sign up, I still needed to enter my email address and click a confirmation email, and then find the post and the comment thread again, just to leave a mundane comment.
July 7 – Butterfly cake
July 8 – Aldi spanakopita (Greek spinach pie)
July 10 – I missed July 9 and will miss July 11 (offline all day) so I did three today:
- Scicomm accessibility: Accessing scicomm jourals
- Buzz Aldrin on the moon landing: “We didn’t get to celebrate. Because we were out of town.” For some reason my comment is a reply to someone else’s instead of on the post. I had to log in via Twitter (and first log into the correct Twitter account) so I guess something went wrong along the way.
- Watch the Unnerving Gait of This 410 Million-Year-Old Arachnid
Travel completely threw off my schedule, but here are the next posts I commented on:
July 13 – Art in situ
July 14 – The problem of Richard Feynman
July 16 – catching up again with three posts:
- In defense of selfies: Rembrandt
- Oliver Smithies: The origin of ideas (comment seems to have been held in moderation)
- Have you got yours yet? Anglo-saxon map of London
I had a few days off with minimal internet, then I got very busy at work, followed by another holiday, so the rest of the month’s updates are in chunks of multiple per day, with many comment-less days in between:
July 21 – massive catch-up, no science blogs
- It be my birthday tomorrow
- Public display of transaction (my comment is not public)
- YOUR EAGLE IS CALLED MEFI (comment is public, in fifth paragraph)
- I saw the future (YouTube video)
- BookTubeAThon | Day 7 & THE END! (YouTube video)
July 23 – tiny catchup, two science blogs
- In which I heart academia (I saw Jenny’s response to me on July 28, when updating this post, and replied.)
- Mailing off my microbeads (I saw Bethany’s response on July 28. She left it on July 27. It showed up as a notification in Disqus while I was on another blog.)
July 26 – mini catch-up, just YouTube videos. In both cases I answered a question posed either in the video or in comments below the video.
July 28 – ended up one day ahead of schedule after this list, but since I’m away and offline on the 31st, that’s a good thing!
- Researcher as teenager: parsing Danah Boyd’s It’s Complicated
- Lovely 2 C U – The importance of in-person events #okfest14
- On the Road: Hunter Belle Cheese @ Muswellbrook
July 29 – This was the last day I had time to comment on things, and I finished the month with two YouTube videos:
- Ambiguous Victories and Real Progress: Behind the Beautiful Forevers
- How much sleep do you actually need?