Posts Tagged ‘Blogging’

Don’t mix me with them!

November 26, 2014

In these two videos [1,2], prominent non-believers [1] Neil deGrasse Tyson and Sam Harris reject the denomination “atheist” as not only inaccurately and/or misleadingly portraying their views on the (non) existence of God, but also, according to them, of little content or use, and even potentially pernicious.


2012 in review

January 2, 2013

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 25,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Disappearance of blogs

February 26, 2012

I do not have the time to read regularly all the blogs to which I have established links, on my own blog. As a result, sometimes months go by without me reading them, and when I finally decide to catch up, I find out that they no longer exist, or that they have not been updated in months — and probably never will be again.
At that point I remove the link, of course.
I have just finished the above operation, and see that my link list is almost half as long now. There have apparently been many casualties among fellow bloggers, over the past twelve months. And yes, my own blogging has become more difficult and slower, over the same time frame. And I do think that the two things are related.


2011 in review

December 31, 2011

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Does not get much sillier than this…

June 14, 2011

… aka, the xkcd wikipedia meme

All right, it has been a while since last time I did this kind of stuff. I saw it at VWXYNOT? (where else, eh ?), who got it through Drugmonkey via WhizBang!
I figured I would give it a shot too — it is Summer after all (almost), so blogging is slow. So, here we go:


Twelve months of Exponentials

December 16, 2010

The end of 2010 is upon us. I swore to myself that I would not do memes on this blog, but, being the weasel and congenital liar that I am, here I am, doing one anyway. I actually like this one, I did it once before… I think. Should I check ? Nah, I am going to be lazy.
I have been blogging for three years now, the last two on WordPress, and it’s been a lot of fun.


Sum up your blogging motivation…

August 13, 2010

… philosophy and experience in exactly ten words.
Eh, that is an easy one:

I think just four words suffice: Sunday, night, Alberta, Winter

(as seen at Cath’s. I am supposed to tag ten others, but I am not a tagging kinda guy…)

Not to brag or anything, but…

May 12, 2010


I’m pleased to announce to you that your blog Exponential Book; just entered at number 207 in Wikio Sciences top blog ranking.
Wikio is an information portal with a news search engine that searches press sites and blogs.
As you are now part of Wikio’s ranked blogs , we offer you the opportunity to set up a badge , which is automatically updated each month (the 5th), that displays your blog’s position in your Top Blog category. The badge is the simplest way for your readers and yourself to follow your blog’s evolution.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions or if you want me to send your badge’s HTML code directly via email.
Have a nice day,

[name omitted]
Community Executive @ Wikio US


You look like one to me

March 21, 2010

Perhaps the funniest thing about Margaret Wente’s bizarre commentary about a supposed (in reality non-existent) dearth of female bloggers, and its posited, hilarious (as in “laughable”), connection to testosterone levels, is the fact that it very much looks like a typical blog post.
And if it were just that, the vehement reaction that it has elicited, both on the electronic pages of the (supposedly) distinguished Canadian newspaper that hosted it, as well as throughout blogosphere (see Cath’s post, for instance), would not have taken place.


Why am I doing this again ?

February 10, 2010

I have not done one of these in a long time, and after reading Katherine Haxton’s post I thought I would try and give my own answers to questions having to do with why I blog in the first place.