The Eagle Has Landed

I’ve just finished moving this blog to a different server, and I realized too late that I’d neglected to take one important step: choosing a catchphrase that I could use to indicate that the move had been completed. Here are some I’ve been considering:

The eagle has landed.
The car has parked.
The bicycle is balanced precariously.
The top is spinning, but it looks kind of unstable.
I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.

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Moving Day!

This blog will be moving to a different server this weekend. By Monday morning (in any time zone), the move should be done, and if you’re still subscribed at that point you should see a new post in your email or RSS reader or whatever. If you don’t, and you want to be subscribed, drop me a line at or just go to after the move and subscribe there. You’ll know the move has happened because there will be a post saying it has.

That was really boring. I apologize. Please accept this video of Maru playing with a Q-Tip (or, if you prefer, this one of a dog being a dog) as a token of my apology.

“Laura’s Bad Ideas” is now “Unlikely Explanations”

If you’ve been here before, you may have noticed that this blog has a new name (Laura’s Bad Ideas is now Unlikely Explanations), a new URL ( and a new WordPress theme. Nothing else has changed; I just thought the new name was a little more descriptive, and the new look was a little better suited to the content here.