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The Sciences

Fine-tune your Cosmic Variance!

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollJanuary 11, 2006 1:29 AM

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Someone at MetaFilter doesn't like us. At least, some of us. Twenty percent of us, to be specific. They want to know how to read CV while -- horror of horrors -- excluding one of the authors. (Thanks, caek, for being too polite to say which one of us it is!) Turns out it's quite possible; WordPress is smarter than you think. You all know that

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/?author=2

gives you nothing but posts by me. What you might not know, but have undoubtedly been wondering about, is that either

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/?author=-2

or

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/?author=3,4,5,6

will give you posts by everyone but me. The second version is probably better if you just enjoy the posts by Clifford, Risa, JoAnne, and Mark; the first one is better if you like posts by almost anyone conceivable except for me, so that if we ever add authors numbered 7 and above you won't be left out. (Author number 1 is so mysterious that they don't exist.) And it works for RSS feeds, as well.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/feed/?author=-2

lets you enjoy Sean-free blogging from the convenience of your newsreader.

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