November 04, 2006

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(Este post en español.)

And thus it came to happen, that in a cold autumn night of the Alps, dileffante started blogging. And since a time-consuming blog was being started, why not two? This site and dilefante, its Spanish-speaking twin, shall be my outlets in the blogosphere. Blogosphere, beware!

If you're reading this post, you're probably an early visitor (welcome!), and you won't find much here. So, what can you expect to find in the future? Well, I plan to comment science, post idle bloggy things (you can't escape them), and rant on whatever calls my attention, be it world affairs or funny French cheeses. I think I won't be posting much about the hottest science news; there are already plenty of brilliant and learned bloggers doing that. I guess I'll rather scrap the bottom of the barrel, or even grab some things that fall around it; my unhealthy habit of perusing the contents of too many journals in too many fields may thus finally find some use.

I don't know yet what the posting frequency will be; probably more than weekly but less than daily. Who knows. It also depends, off course, on what posts you count: there are posts, and then there are posts. We'll see.

Oh, and about the twin blog: some posts (most? a few? dunno yet) will have a counterpart there (not necessarily an exact translation), but some will be only here or only there. I may go for the Top News of science on dilefante, for instance, since the Spanish-speaking scientific blogosphere is still little more than a waste land; local affairs from my native country are likely to be commented only there, too. Par contre, if I discuss or highlight some paper without introducing the matter to non-iniciated readers, I'll probably do it only in English: if the reader is already into science, she will surely be able to read English anyway.

Finally, about the language. Since I'm not a native English speaker, I hope you will be tolerant of my Globish; however, if you notice gross errors, definitively non-idiomatic expressions, or just can't understand what the heck I'm trying to say, please let me know.

That's it. Let the show begin.


Pedro Beltrao said...

welcome :)

dileffante said...

My first comment! :D

Thanks, Pedro!