A few things need to be said from time to time
Guest blog posts
Recently, this blog ran a guest blog post with the byline of a single contributor. It turns out the byline was a public relations point of contact for a white paper. This blog is not a platform for marketing white papers for technologies, products, or services.
In the future I will be more diligent about making sure a guest contribution is validated in terms of who wrote it and why.
Guest blog posts are welcome. Just make sure it’s you and nobody else when it comes to the byline.
Also, as to comment policy, I want to restate a few things. Comments are welcome so long as they are civil, relevant, and not anonymous. You know who I am. I expect the same from readers if you chose to comment here. If you don’t have a Blogger ID, or Google Gmail address, you can get a free Open ID that will validate to your current personal, school, or work address.
Generally, I let comments stand on their own and don’t reply unless I think there is a difference that needs to be aired or a clarification that requires a response. I’ve had my say with the blog post. I see the comments as a chance for readers to have theirs.
Finally, I value technical corrections. If you see an error, tell me about it. The nuclear energy field has lots of exceptions so catching errors is a part of continuous learning about the business.
I will be happy to give credit for corrections if you include your name and email address in the comment. I will not try to figure out who you are if you don’t do this. See the note above about identifying yourself.
Why have a blog about nuclear energy?
The purpose of this blog is to have a “voice” in the dialog about nuclear energy, the global nuclear renaissance, and to be able to shape public views. This blog does not merely report the news. It attempts to answer the "so what" question when it comes to nuclear energy developments.
This blog is called 'Idaho Samizdat" because I spent 20 years working at the Idaho National Laboratory and have the dust of the Arco desert on my shoes.
The Idaho lab is the home of the birth of the nation's commercial nuclear power industry. The "samizdat" part comes from the fact it is a Russian word that means "self-published," which is a great name for a blog.
No one pays me to publish this blog. This blog carries advertising which provides just a bit more than lunch money in terms of revenue. So yes, it’s a business. That said please support the advertisers by checking out what they have to offer.
Contact MeThis is the link to my personal home page including email, phone, etc. If you have a question, or an idea for a blog post, drop me a line. Also, you can connect with me on Linkedin. I’m on Twitter at @djysrv Thanks.
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