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By Jo Tamar on November 24, 2011
Professor Michelle Simmons has been named the NSW Scientist of the Year for her work in quantum computing.
By Mary on September 9, 2011
For people who haven’t heard of it yet, Instapaper is a web application that turns web pages into an ebook for you.
By Mary on March 10, 2011
I am in the process of co-founding a non-profit called the Ada Initiative, which is seeking funding to undertake advocacy for women. The Ada Initiative is focused on women in open technology and culture generally, which includes online activists, members of fandom, remixers, open source hackers and many others If you are interested, take our census or ask questions here.
By Lauredhel on September 26, 2009
Tigtog has been blogging about how, contrary to Chicken Little predictions of electronic media being the end of literacy worldwide, children today are better writers than ever before. I was just watching this interview on “The Twitter Revolution”, Chuck Klosterman on Break Room Live. The interviewer’s critiques of Twitter: – With the amount of information [...]
By Lauredhel on December 31, 2007
[image source] So the government has, as planned back in Beazley times, decided that ISPs in Australia must now implement blocking of “pornographic and inappropriate” websites. Customers must opt out, rather than opting in, to a blocking system that is likely to be at least some of: slow, ineffective, expensive, and nonspecific. Labor reportedly hasn’t [...]
By tigtog on November 30, 2007
Found a YouTube version to replace the CollegeHumor direct embedding which broke the blog. (link in case the embedded Flash doesn’t work for you) Oh, the memories: maintaining a dial-up connection uphill both ways in the snow! H/T Pam at Pandagon. Related posts: Quicklinks: #socialmedia #erosion #storm #bust – oops here comes Jack Bauer Captain [...]
By tigtog on September 3, 2007
I’ve just forgotten what I was about to blog. In the meantime: A few moments ago I accidentally stepped backwards on to my cat’s paw. She yowled and then leaped several feet around the corner, so that she could glare at me accusingly while holding her paw up at a pathetic angle. As I had [...]
By Lauredhel on August 20, 2007
[scene: a very quiet room.] Me: [thinks] Gosh, that’s a lot of drive noise. And it’s constant, not fluctuating. Whatever could be hammering the hard drive? * checks Activity Monitor, nothing unusual Me: [thinks] Is it the new external drive? * unmounts it * Me: [thinks] Nope, not that. * quits out of a pile [...]
By tigtog on August 10, 2007
Those who don’t already know this trivia, anyway. Just listened to Edward Albee in a radio interview, and he said that when he originally sold the movie rights to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf to Hollywood, he asked who they had in mind to star. Bette Davis and James Mason. Wow. What might have been. [...]
By tigtog on August 5, 2007
Politicians around the world are gingerly using YouTube to make policy statements, or maybe just to get their soundbites out there while avoiding having to have a press conference. Now some Catholic seminarians have parodied the Mac vs PC ads (which I already loathed anyway) to convey the Vatican’s doctrine on Natural Family Planning vs [...]
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