Alumni Email IMAP

So, since I'll be losing my email soon, I recently set up my email. It seems to be working fine and dandy, with similar aliases etc, but I can't for the life of me get it to sync with my Mail app in OS X. It uses a different mail server (yertle2.DARTMOUTH.ORG), but is mostly the same otherwise. Anybody have any magical remedies? Surely there are Mail users out there in blog land that have their Alum emails working ...


Carl Sagan + Septhen Hawking = Bad Ass

Some may not be familiar with Carl Sagan and the Cosmos (both the book and TV series - I think viewable for free on Netflix and Hulu), but you should check him out. This little musical ditty turns good quotes from his TV series and a couple Stephen Hawking bits into a pretty damn decent track. Check it out.

BTW - how does one embed YouTube into the blog? It seems to just post a link if I use the upload / insert function in the editor...


NYTimes Link Post: Science! Revamp funding!

Most of the stuff in this article is probably common knowledge to us grad-students, however it is refreshing to hear in the main stream media that people are being made aware of how things work in science land. As a self proclaimed worry-wart, and a person approaching graduation, things like post-docing, tenure track jobs, research funding (and even ideas too!) are constantly on the brain. With the current survival of the fittest (or most conservative as the article speaks to) approach to science we seem to be taking these days, it is a bit concerning that there are way more scientists than proper science jobs and funding for their ideas and research. And though the article is quite good, many of the comments appended at the end are similarly good. I suppose it's really just a bitch-fest, but what the hell. It's worth a read.

Guest Column: Letting Scientists Off the Leash


EVENT UPDATE: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Lebanon Opera House, Thursday, January 29, 2009 7:30 PM.

For those not familiar, most will recall the song "Diamonds on the souls of her shoes," by Paul Simon and his Graceland album/tour. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a Grammy winning Zulu male choral group, that does a bit of traditional Zulu and several other things.

Cool stuff. Check it out.