Epitaphs

Taking an extended leave of absence from the blogosphere as, if I’m honest, I have been, you find that not everything is quite as you left it when you return. The internet is not fixed. It’s fluid as the stars, and it flows with time. Everything changes, and while those changes may not always be welcome, they are always necessary. The world has to keep turning.

So with some sadness, I must say a belated RIP to Arcadian Functor, and it’s successor Arcadian Pseudofunctor. With regret for never having contributed, goodbye to Carnival of the Blue. Will and Beyond appears to have disappeared. It seems that I hosted one of the last ever editions of TGRWT right here…

It’s sad to see good blogs cease to be. All the more reason why I don’t want to let mine die (I don’t know if Supernova Condensate is a good blog, but I quite like it). And for every blog which I’ll miss reading, I’ve found at least two more which are worth spending a few hours on, including a few great ones from younger blogging platforms like Tumblr.

Everything changes, I suppose. All that a collection of molecules like you or I can do is to keep on turning oxygen into carbon dioxide and try to fight entropy as best we can. Now… I think I need to make a few adjustments to my blogroll and my RSS reader.

Post-sunset image courtesy of Stuart Robbins
(And yes, that’s Venus and Mercury)

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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6 Responses to Epitaphs

  1. invaderxan says:

    Oh, don’t worry. I’m not planning on disappearing. :)
    And thanks. You’re very kind.

  2. invaderxan says:

    Really? Thank you very much. :)

  3. invaderxan says:

    Oh thank you. It’s good of you to say! :)

  4. tatjna says:

    I like your blog. You write about astronomy in a way that allows laypeople to understand the concepts involved, and your passion for it shows through and makes it interesting for others as well.
    Please do not disappear.

  5. likewise, I can’t recall if I’ve commented, but I’ve read and apprecieated your posts.
    You have made this corner of the internet better, just so you know.

  6. As I haven’t commented previously, I wanted to let you know I have enjoyed your posts.

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