Sorry for the severe lack of updates, the school year has been far busier than I anticipated. I’m writing this post from one of the hurricane shelters at Rice while waiting for the brunt of Ike to hit. I’m trying to keep friends, family, and coworkers updated about the conditions here and what’s going on in the center of everything. To see these updates, follow me on Twitter (http://Twitter.com/m_ostlyharmless). Anytime there’s a big change and I still have cell or Internet access I’ll post an update, hopefully with pictures. I was going to work on a few overdue science/tech posts, but my computer is less charged than I anticipated. Anyway, message me on Twitter with any comments, etc. For all those seriously affected by the storm, stay safe and keep dry. See y’all on the other side.