Category Archives: The Home Scientist

The Home Scientist Continues!

“RickH” here. I’ve been working with the new owner of The Home Scientist (Ben Siciliano) to rebuild the web site and move it to a new hosting place. If you have followed along with Barbara’s blog, you might have noticed … Continue reading

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Wednesday, -1 January 2015

09:50 – I’ll spend some time today closing out the business year. 2014 turned out to be a decent year, better than 2013, although not as much better as I’d hoped early in the year. 2015 should be better still, … Continue reading

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Friday, 4 January 2013

08:26 – The bottle-top dispenser (auto-burette) arrived yesterday. I’m looking forward to trying it. It’s basically just a calibrated pump that sits on top of a one-liter reservoir bottle, kind of like the pumps they use in ice-cream stores to … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 2 January 2012

07:59 – Wow, that’s a relief. After going all of 2013 without a single science kit order, we finally got the first one yesterday evening. And I have to remember that as of yesterday Barbara is in charge of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

08:26 – Happy New Year. As I expected, the Demopublicans and Republicrats have kickcanned the fiscliff for another month or two. Morons. And Obama has announced that new gun control laws will be his top priority. Geez. This from a … Continue reading

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Friday, 12 October 2012

09:30 – We didn’t watch the vice-presidential debate last night, but, from all accounts I’ve read, Ryan won despite being outnumbered two to one. Instead of wasting time watching that, we chose to waste time watching the final four episodes … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

08:10 – I see that the mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania has cut the pay of all city employees, including himself, to minimum wage. Predictably, the howls of outrage, particularly from the public employee unions, are loud and continuous. A basic … Continue reading

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Sunday, 22 April 2012

09:34 – I’ve finished stubbing out the company web site. It was getting embarrassing to have just the order pages for the kits. There are still missing and broken links, and some of the text is just placeholder stuff, but … Continue reading

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Saturday, 24 September 2011

11:08 – I installed Zen Cart yesterday, and spent some time playing around with it. It’s an e-commerce/shopping-cart package, and it reminds me a great deal of the hosted e-commerce package that Maker Shed uses. Which is to say that … Continue reading

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Saturday, 20 August 2011

14:37 – Here’s my first cut at the 25 slides I’ll include in Slide Set A. Amoeba, wm Bacteria, three types (rod, coccus, spiral) Blood, human, sm Bone, dry ground, cs Diatoms, mixed, wm Euglena, wm Fucus (brown algae), cs … Continue reading

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