It’s my birthday, I can sleep late if I want to. Yay! Happy birthday to me! (I’m really starting to take to this weblog thing)
Ever since George Soros announced that he would be donating $3 million to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, debate over the e-journal versus traditional journals has been heating up. An article today from the BBC points out some a few critics attacking the net journal initiative. In many ways, these criticisms are the same onesContinue reading “OpenSource Science vs. The Journals”
I couldn’t agree more: Cybersquatters, get a life.
I went to the gym today, which is strange because I’m typically a Monday/Wednesday/Friday gym person, and was surprised to see all the same people that I see on my normal schedule. Until now I had expected that all of them, the I-like-coffee-with-my-weights guy, the older-but-fitter-than-thou couple, and the attention-deficit-fitness kid were just like me,Continue reading “Exercise the body”
Google is currently testing distributed computing as an option of its toolbar. Sergei Brin (Google co-founder) says that the initial use of the computation will be for the Folding@Home project at Stanford, but also says that it might be aimed at internal search problems. It seems awkward for a company who has sold themselves onContinue reading “Stick to what you know”
Perhaps I need to see someone from an Internet/Computer Addiction Service. My job might necessitate anti-depressants.
I’ve always been fascinated by SMS as a technology to spread memes. Given that people have the attention, the instantaneous push nature of phone messages coupled with group distribution lists could lead to immediate information epidemics. But the phone service has a long way to go since, as the BBC reports, many messages go missing.Continue reading “SMS Memes”
It’s sad when you’re dealing with the difficulties of life outside your blogdentity to watch your blog go fallow as a result. Someone should invent some technology to cache ideas so that when you’re too sad to even turn on your computer, your blog continues blogging by itself, keeping people interested. Needless to say, I’mContinue reading “Back to reality”
People are marginally happy, at best, according to Google: “I love my life,” 8280 pages to “I hate my life,” 8070.
One of the great parts about having friends in town is the excuse it gives you to drag them to all sorts of places you always want to go, but never have the time. At the top of my list was the MIT Museum, which is just down the street, and offers free admission, butContinue reading “Tiny mechanisms, big ideas”