Tagged: books

A structured procrastination - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 06, 2011

My title comes from Heather Etchever’s post Open Tabs, in which she describes her cleansing her browser of open tabs as structured procrastination. This, of course, consists of rummaging around my browser, looking at tabs I’ve left open to read later, or consider writing about, and plopping down a paragraph or two rather than a full … Read More

the mind’s eye - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Jan 18, 2011

I always enjoy reading Oliver Sacks' books, not least for the wonderful anecdotes but also with the humane, compassionate way in which he described & discusses the various problems that his patients present with. And so I was delighted to get my hands on... Read More

Fun with ngrams - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 19, 2010

As everyone will know by now, GoogleLabs has created a database of words from Google Books and presented an on-line tool allowing users to create plots of ngrams. Details of how all this works are briefly outlined in a help page and a research paper in Science. Read More

Saturday snippets - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 04, 2010

You won’t have missed the fuss over NASA’s their non-extra-terrestrial life, where evidence suggests that a bacteria may show signs of tolerance to arsenic received wide coverage in the media. xkcd, of on-line cartoon fame, offers this There’s a great collection of commentary to Richard Thaler’s call for informed examples of ’things … Read More

900 of the best - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 01, 2010

If you’re in need of science reading to kill time, the list of submissions for Open Laboratory 2011 might help. At a little shy of 900 entries, it ought to you going for a while… The cover of the 2009 edition Open Laboratory asks bloggers and readers for the best of … Read More