September 16th, 2008


[links] Link salad for a Tuesday

Quiz: Fictional mad scientists — (Snurched from Scrivener’s Error.)

How exactly does a caterpillar morph into a butterfly? — Read this one. A bit of biology which is profoundly science fictional, and will spark you thinking about writing both SF and fantasy in some cool ways.

Did evolution come before life?

McCain on science — “…when you look at some of the planetariums and other foolishness that [Obama] asked for, he shouldn’t be saying anything about Governor Palin.” Yep, I can see that. Science education is far more foolish than a Bridge to Nowhere which you can lie about later. GOP values in a nutshell, right there. (Hat tip to Bad Astronomy Blog.)

The Anger Factor — A Washington Post op-ed on the relationship between the media and McCain.

Body movement: 75 minute suburban walk
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 235.4
Currently reading: FenCon workshop manuscripts

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[help] Web services for non-profits

O mighty LJ brain, I was asked the following question, to which I do not have an answer. I hope someone here can contribute wisdom:

I have been hosting several nonprofit membership databases on our company server which is on a business Internet account and therefore has a static IP address. We’re now dropping the business account. However, that also loses the static IP so we lost the ability to be servers for them.

I am seeking suggestions on alternatives for the nonprofits. Yes, there are many online alternatives, but they cost far more than the nonprofits can deal with (generally $40/month and up).

At least one of the nonprofits has their own static IP — is there a cheap alternative to Sharepoint that you know of that they might purchase to do the trick?

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