Exactly five years ago, on October 11th, 2004, 12:08 am Central European Time (i.e. 10/10/04, 6:08 pm Boston Time), this blog began to entertain and enrich some of you, the world, and myself. The first posting was about
You shouldn't be confused by dozens of other postings that were seemingly posted earlier: the dates were modified whenever I wanted a posting to be identifiable by Google but disappear from the main page of the blog.
The fifth birthday may deserve a pie with five candles. But believe me, you don't want to eat the pie on the picture above. Those thirty years ago, it was made out of plastic: professional photographers don't always enjoy the same degree of integrity as scientists. :-)
I couldn't sleep if I were hiding this detail from you!