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Today we launched a gorgeous new home page at WSU. For the most part everything went as planned and definitely without catastrophe. We’ll have a full stack write-up at some point soon on web.wsu.edu with more details (still a few more things to launch), but I’ve had a few thoughts throughout the day that I … Continue reading First thoughts on our new wsu.edu
Cycles of inspiration inspiring inspiration are a pretty great thing.
“This is NOT something users want,” another critic added. “I have a good relationship with my local airports and have worked with every local tower or control center. I get clearance to fly and they have been great, but this ‘update’ takes away my control. ”Ryan Calo, a University of Washingtonlaw professor who studies robots … Continue reading Wired on Drone Geo-Fencing
That price pressure from commercial journal publishers highlights the core conundrum of academic publishing: the conflict between the scholarly ideal of universal, open sharing of information, and the economic model of business: to make money by selling things. Source: Academic publishing and scholarly communication: a status report | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015
I dug in to some different configurations in VVV today and decided to write them up as I went. This will be posted in some form to the VVV wiki as well. There are other networking configurations available in Vagrant, though I’m not sure that any would be useful in development with VVV. I would … Continue reading Various Networking Configurations in VVV
Partly inspired by the experience, BSSRS staff member David Dickson later wrote in New Scientist magazine calling for “Community Science Resource Councils”. The idea, which sadly never took off, was a sort of scientific equivalent of legal aid. It would have provided scientific knowledge and technical expertise to minority and under-represented groups, and also allowed them … Continue reading Science for the People!
research found that being in a situation where you are trying to concentrate on a task, and an email is sitting unread in your inbox, can reduce your effective IQ by 10 points. And. Wilson showed that the cognitive losses from multitasking are even greater than the cognitive losses from pot‑smoking. via Why the modern … Continue reading Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Science | The Guardian
On reactions, from Twin Peaks, which I’ll write about more when we’re done. This from S02E10. – Oh, as usual you’re overreacting. – Am I? Maybe I am, but they’re my reactions. And the hurt I feel is my hurt, and how I react is none of your damn business. – Dear, be sensible. – I’m … Continue reading Reactions
This is a wrap-up post for the last few days I spent documenting a series of deployment workflows I use to get code into production. While writing all of this up over the last several days, I was able to compile some of my thoughts about what a proper workflow should look like. I’m not … Continue reading Deployment Workflows Wrap-up