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Recent posts

Barbara Liskov Wins Turing Award

The word is out: MIT’s Barbara Liskov, the first American woman to earn a PhD in Computer Science, has won this year’s Turing Award for her pioneering work o...
March 11, 2009

Things I’d Like to Accomplish (Version 2)

415 days to go; here’s an update my last “things I’d like to accomplish” post: Help Samira, Jeremy, and Carolyn finish their Master's theses: done. Get Ar...
March 10, 2009

Academic Hacker News

U of T’s Aran Donohue has created Academic Hacker News, and response has been very good: as he says in his blog, it seems to have real traction. There goes ...
March 10, 2009

Jason Cohen on Productivity

Nice post from SmartBear’s Jason Cohen about improving productivity—or rather, about how big an improvement it is realistic to hope for.
March 10, 2009

Readability

Via Jon Udell (as so often): Arc90’s new Readability tool is a decluttering widget for browsers that hides screen junk to make pages more readable. Which pro...
March 10, 2009