I just received a referee request from a high quality journal.

I know it’s an excellent paper — since I’m one of the authors.

@help: I’ve just moved to a new self-hosted WordPress blog, and I am trying to set up the micro.blog iOS/macOS apps to post directly there. but I always get the message “An error occurred. Please try again.” Any ideas?

How wonderful and moving for the headlines to be about astronomy instead of, well, any of the other possibilities.

I’ve successfully transferred this site to a new (more modern and less expensive!) host, and converted all of the content to a new blog engine. Check it out, and let me know if everything works.

Maybe I’ll even start writing again.

Last classroom lecture of the calendar — and academic — year! (50 minutes on gravitational lensing.)

Has anyone else started seeing errors like this (& other stuff) when restarting/restoring sessions in Apple Terminal.app?

date: illegal time format
usage: date [-jnRu] [-I[date|hours|minutes|seconds]] [-f input_fmt]
[-r filename|seconds] [-v[+|-]val[y|m|w|d|H|M|S]]
[[[[mm]dd]HH]MM[[cc]yy][.SS] | new_date] [+output_fmt]
-bash: Saving: command not found

See also this: it’s coming from weird interactions in /etc/bashrc_Apple_Terminal (& similar for zsh). Is this widespread or rare?

With “mascara” and “dial”, I was hoping for “Songs from the Replacements’ ‘Tim'”. (On purpose, I hope…)

Puzzle #123

Sorry, I can’t take your paper seriously if it uses LaTeX equation formatting for italics in text.