Alan's Blog

Me, unfiltered

I wanted to log a couple more hours of flight time this week, but couldn't decide what to do. Practicing the same maneuvers over and over gets old, and I didn't have a specific place to go. Then I remembered what Boeing pilots did recently when they needed to test the engines on their new 787. Giv...

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My article on antibody validation just appeared in Science, and is free to read online. Enjoy.

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Celebrating the grand re-opening of my science blog, I've gone all mystical and weird in a new post. Enjoy.

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While clearing out some old files, I found a folder full of strange artifacts from the late 20th century: personal letters. Being just barely older than the Internet, my generation was the last to use this medium as a standard means of staying in touch. Even when I was in my 20s, long-distance phone...

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Welcome to the new site. A little while ago I decided that Wordpress had become a bloated monstrosity, so I moved the blog to a static site generator. I really liked a lot of things about that platform: it was self-archiving, stable, and very easy to maintain. Unfortunately, it introduced a tiny b...

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