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How Come I Didn’t Know About FLOSSmole?

Via Jordi Cabot, a link to a SourceForge project called FLOSSmole that collates tons of information about open source projects to support empirical software ...
November 04, 2008

Quote Game Changing End Quote

The Computing Community Consortium’s blog has a post today asking for help identifying game-changing research in computer science. I honestly can’t think of...
November 04, 2008

One Good Survey Deserves Another

While we’re running our survey of how scientists use computers, the folks at MATLAB are asking their users a few questions too. If you use any MathWorks pro...
November 04, 2008

Unpatched Tuesdays

The folks who run the Hacklab in Toronto’s Kensington Market have an open lab night every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome: come on out, see what’s what, and me...
November 03, 2008


1731 people have completed our survey of how scientists use computers since it went online three weeks ago. That’s pretty cool, but I’d like to double the n...
November 02, 2008