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Recent posts

Interview with The Hackers Within

Today's interview is with Nicholas Preston, Katy Huff, and Milad Fatenejad of the The Hacker Within at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tell us a bit abo...
July 20, 2010

Interview with STSci’s Perry Greenfield

Today's interview is with Dr. Perry Greenfield of the Space Telescope Science Institute. Tell us a bit about your organization and its goals. We run the Hubb...
July 20, 2010

A Note on Tools

After a bit of experimenting, I've decided to use SmartSVN as a GUI client for Subversion in the version control lectures, rather than RapidSVN or the comman...
July 20, 2010

Closed Feels Weirder Every Day

By now, most readers of this blog will have heard about Google’s App Inventor for Android, a building-blocks programming system based on MIT’s OpenBlocks tha...
July 20, 2010

BP Buying Up Scientists

Via ClimateProgress: Scientists from Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University and Texas A&M have "signed contracts with BP to work on ...
July 19, 2010