Also my blog traffic is up.
And I've gotten all kinds of support from all sorts of people.
So it was a very emotionally stressful week but not all bad. Perhaps people are starting to think of the implications of the fact that "mortalities on the order of a billion are not excluded" who hadn't considered the implications of such a possibility before. That would be a worthwhile contribution.
That said, honestly, if I had it to do over I wouldn't.
I would especially like to express my sincere and profound regrets to the University of Texas community for being instrumental in their wholly undeserved public embarrassment. I would have gone to great lengths to have it some other way had I been given the choice.
As I mentioned recently in comments, these events do have me wondering if my biggest prospective contribution to the world is in a conventional scientist role. I am interesting in corresponding with anyone who has ideas for how to structure a career as a writer/content provider, mostly on the internet. I would need to be able to support myself modestly.
I've mentioned this prospect a few times in the past, but I'm inclined to get serious about it.