Yes, it is that time of year again. It is the third birthday of this blog, Asymptotia, and once again I’d like to thank everyone for reading, commenting, emailing, and otherwise participating in building the community we have here. It continues to be very enjoyable and fulfilling to write here and to read your thoughts as well.

fist anniversaryFor those of you who are new, welcome! (This includes some recent readers that may have come from the blog LA Observed or local NPR station KCRW – see here for a some kind words from Kevin Roderick on Friday in his radio commentary on the best of Los Angeles area blogs.) Learn more about the blog from the about page, and from the archives. (See also the note at the end of this post.)

second anniversary Also, have a look at the birthday posts from last year and the year before as well as the inaugural post for more on what I think about all of this. In particular, as I reminded last year:

I think of this blog as a bit like a gathering (a party, if you will) in a comfortable home, with people in several rooms carrying out (or just listening to) conversations of various sorts. Some rooms just have things to look at. Some people visit lots of rooms, others fewer. The rooms and/or conversations are fun and enlightening, and maybe sometimes a welcome break or diversion from something else you’re doing. Some people join in the chatter, some just listen. It’s all ok. Where are the rooms? It’s each post I’ve done. Scroll down the page, look in the sidebar, and hunt through the archives.

Make some celebratory noises in the comments if you like.

Thanks again everyone!


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14 Responses to Three!

  1. Jude says:

    Good morning, Clifford, from Colorado. Congratulations on being the best blog around for another year.

  2. Eleanor says:

    Happy Birthday, Asymptotia! And thank you, C!

    Gosh, doesn’t time fly? Three already… Now, in which room are the canapes to be found? 🙂

  3. cmj+ says:

    Congratulations, cvj – here’s to many more years!! After all this time it is still the only blog I contribute to. All the best from the 4ms! 2006 – a fabulous year!

  4. robert says:

    Many happy returns. Three years on I always look at Asymptotia first off when I fire up in the morning. Alphabetical order may or may not have something to do with this. By the way, are you left-handed? The graphics for this and the preceding post might suggest that you are. I’ve always been intrigued by the bias that cuddie-wifters show towards math/pattern-recognition skills

  5. Clifford says:

    robert: – Interesting… I see why you might think that, but I am one of the masses on this one.


  6. Clifford says:

    … and a general rule of thumb for me is to cast the Lightning Bolt with the right and use the left for the Heat Ray. Helps keep things straight, I find.


  7. Mary Cole says:

    So you’re through the tantrums and teething, entering your fourth year with all the enthusiasm, joy, energy, sense of wonder and inquisitiveness you’d expect from a three year old! Congratulations and thanks for another great year.

  8. Elliot Tarabour says:

    Congratulations on another milestone. And thanks for taking the time to do this.


  9. peter says:

    Congragulations Clifford,

    Enjoyed your article about filming in the desert. Dune – reminds me of the sci-fi.

  10. Bee says:

    Happy Bloggyversary 🙂

  11. Eduard says:

    Congratulations and thank you for doing this! I wonder what the “Four!” drawing will look like…

  12. Laura says:

    Happy B-Day! May you have many more!
    Congrats and thanks!!!!

  13. Really good drawing! Happy bloggiversary.


  14. Sara Tompson says:


    Seriously, congrats for contributing to scientific and general literacy, Clifford.