February 2010 Blog Posts

Belief in Erwin Alber is a form of delusional insanity

Let me introduce Erwin Alber. Erwin is an antivaxxer. he runs a few conspiracy-themed antivax groups on facebook, and occasionally trolls skeptical pages. He's only got one trick though. Are you ready for it? Here it is: Yes, you read right. Erwin's trump card is a quotation from Dr Herbert M. Shelton, one of the 20th Century's greatest quacks. A quack who didn't merely rip off his patients. Didn't merely make his patients sick, but actually starved his patients to death, and after doing so, continued to practice without a licence, causing yet more death. A man who believed he could...

My hectic life

So, what's been happening? Lots. First up, I've been coding again. I've felt the need for creative outlets quite acutely of late. Therefore I cracked open the IDEs and I've got a few projects on the go. Project #1: The Skepticator. It's a blog and twitter aggregator for skeptical content, and as of this writing, it's feeding 63 64 skeptical feeds, with well over 1000 individual posts. It uses the TwitterVB API and the Argotic Syndication Framework under the covers, and is written in ASP.NET/C#. It also has its very own Combined Feed. Soon, it'll have custom feed capabilities, searchability and a whole...

RSS Feed is now on FeedBurner - please update your readers

Just a quick notification about this blog's RSS feed - it's now on Feedburner via the following address http://feeds.feedburner.com/ADrunkenMadman

I am Sean The Blogonaut

Some of you may be familiar with this man His name, you may believe, is "Sean The Blogonaut". Well, I can reveal, yes folks, you heard it here first, that the man in the picture is merely an actor, picked from the cheaper end of a Sydney casting agency's "serious yet handsome" list, in order to carry out my dastardly, pseudonymical plan. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am Sean The Blogonaut. My macchiavellian scheme would have worked, too, were it not for some meddling kids. I am, in the end, particularly proud of my achievements while writing as "Sean". A Monthy MIller Award, some...

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