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Recent posts

A Supercomputing Driver’s License

Software Carpentry and the Software Sustainability Institute are working together to develop a "driver's licence" for researchers who wish to use the DiRAC i...
June 27, 2012

Two Posts on Scientific Workflows

Carly Strasser recently posted two articles on informal and formal scientific workflows, both of which are likely to be interesting to readers of this blog.
June 26, 2012

Pessimism and Doom

According to recent research, an absence of optimism plays a large role in keeping people trapped in poverty: This hopelessness manifests itself in many ways...
June 26, 2012

Handling Variant Configuration Files

One of our learners came to us with a problem last week. The program she uses depends on some complex configuration files, which she'd like to store in versi...
June 26, 2012