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Recent posts

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

A Busy Week (And Schwag!)

We have a busy week coming up: Monday: Start of a two-day workshop at Johns Hopkins University Online tutorial for participants in the London workshop ...
June 18, 2012