An article about computational science in a scientific publication is not the scholarship itself, it is merely advertising of the scholarship. The actual scholarship is the complete software development environment and the complete set of instructions which generated the figures.
(via Andrew Lumsdaine)
Madeleine started walking on Saturday. Nothing tentative about it—she just decided she was done with crawling, so she started staggering like a drunken Finn in high seas across the living room floor. And the kitchen floor. And the upstairs hallway. And, well, you get the picture. Yay Maddie!
Sadie’s gran has passed away — she was 87, and it had been coming on for several years, but we’re all still very sad For the record, when my time comes, I’d like you to (a) recycle everything you can (organs, books, whatever), and (b) get together and tell my jokes one last time. I figure you’ve all heard them often enough that this shouldn’t be too hard…
Leslie Hawthorn has announced the list of blessed organizations for this year’s Summer of Code. The next three weeks are crucial: if you’re a student, read the FAQ, then READ THE FAQ, then get onto the mailing lists and IRC channels, watch for a couple of days to learn the rules of the road, then dive in and get yourself noticed. David Janes, Blake Winton, Karen Reid, Jennifer Campbell, Paul Gries, Jason Montojo, and I are putting forward projects for Python, Eclipse, XMPP (formerly known as Jabber), and Dojo; there’s a triple ton of other stuff out there too, so really, what are you waiting for?