24 June 2006

The World Is a libferris Filesystem -- Linux Journal

Might be useful to make available content in mySQL databases

The World Is a libferris Filesystem
By Ben Martin
With libferris, the boundary of your filesystem extends to include PostgreSQL, XML, db4, RDF, the X Window System, Evolution and much more....

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Thought this article on Joyce's estate and how its supressing scholarship through copyright was very interesting. It has some very funny quotes (some of them below).

by D. T. MAX
Is James Joyce’s grandson suppressing scholarship?
Issue of 2006-06-19
Posted 2006-06-12
June 16th marks the hundred-and-second anniversary of Bloomsday, the date on which the events in James Joyce’s “Ulysses” take place. There will be the customary commemorative celebrations surrounding Leopold Bloom’s famous walk through Dublin: public readings and festivals in cities around the world, including Dublin, New York, Berlin, Paris, St. Petersburg, and Melbourne. In Budapest, two hundred or so academics will convene a Joyce symposium—the twentieth to be held on Bloomsday....
Academics, he declared, were like “rats and lice—they should be exterminated!”....
Stephen was funny and playful on the phone, although a subtext of anger was often evident. Acknowledging his pugnacity, he said, “It is better to be pissed off than pissed on.”
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23 June 2006

Solomon Lab


22 June 2006

Homemaker’s Helper -- NY Magazine

Has a writeup on Really Cool Foods...perhaps a bit too complicated for me! 

Homemaker’s Helper
By Robin Raisfeld & Rob Patronite

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19 June 2006

Mary MacDonald - US

from A2K


Water and life: seeking the solution -- Nature

Thought this was an interesting snippet. Wonder whether a continuous range of bond angles in water were tried about a mean of 104.5 deg. Might be useful to try with protein geometry.

Water and life: seeking the solution.
Ball P.
Is there any fundamental reason to be fixated on water as the universal elixir of life? Philip Ball investigates.
Where there's water, there's life. That, at least, is what our experience on Earth has taught us, and when it comes to searching for life on other worlds, NASA seems determined to follow the water. But is it right to see water as the sole medium for extraterrestrial life?

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Snap Judgments - Forbes.com

Nice guide to small cameras


Physical Culture; A Personal Trainer, Right in Your iPod -- NY Times

Stumbled on this... interesting in trying iTrain or cardiocoach.com .

Physical Culture; A Personal Trainer, Right in Your iPod
January 19, 2006, Thursday
WHEN Suganthi Balasubramanian started exercising after three decades of inactivity, she found her effort worthwhile but monotonous. Like a child forced to swallow bitter medicine, she followed workout videotapes she didn't enjoy, only because they were good for her. She bought a treadmill but couldn't make herself use it....

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More Pie, Mr. President? + Our National Eating Disorder -- NY Times

Thought these two articles about the Amerian Diet were quite interesting...

More Pie, Mr. President?
Published: October 17, 2004
Good political food -- it should be obvious -- must be democratic. The barbecue, the clambake, the chili contest, the fish fry, the hamburger cookout, the pancake social, the fried-chicken potluck, the spaghetti dinner -- these are the great entrees of American politics precisely because almost anyone can cook them and pretty much everybody likes them. Sure, the exact recipes differ from place to place, like accents, but that's the point. Political food contains the core contradiction of America, our profound differences and essential sameness all on one plate. Nothing puts a politician more at ease than being able to sing our national unity and diversity at the same time. And what says E Pluribus Unum as literally and zestily as a bowl of four-alarm chili? ....

Our National Eating Disorder
Published: October 17, 2004
Carbophobia, the most recent in the centurylong series of food fads to wash over the American table, seems to have finally crested, though not before sweeping away entire bakeries and pasta companies in its path, panicking potato breeders into redesigning the spud, crumbling whole doughnut empires and, at least to my way of thinking, ruining an untold number of meals. America's food industry, more than happy to get behind any new diet as long as it doesn't actually involve eating less food, is still gung-ho on Low Carb, it's true, but in the last few weeks, I can report some modest success securing a crust of bread, and even the occasional noodle, at tables from which such staples were banned only a few months ago.

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Code evolution!....

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Nice for web search rankings....

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Jonathan D. Blake | Quinnipiac University | Faculty Profile

Cohen Group Alumni


Growing Wikipedia Revises Its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy -- NY Times

Wikipedia and wiki's on the front page of the NY Times... perhaps something to take note of!

Growing Wikipedia Revises Its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy
Published: June 17, 2006
Wikipedia is the online encyclopedia that "anyone can edit." Unless you want to edit the entries on Albert Einstein, human rights in China or Christina Aguilera....
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Now, Free Ways to Do Desktop Work on the Web -- NY Times

Google spreadsheet went all they from invitation only to front page of the Times... might be nice to try other tools.

Now, Free Ways to Do Desktop Work on the Web
Published: June 17, 2006

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05 June 2006

02 June 2006

George Church email

Interesting contact info. page.

Blogs to Riches -- New York Magazine

Thought this was an interesting potrait of the blog world and the popular sites. Like everything else it appears to be a very select club.

New York Magazine, 20 Feb 06
Blogs to Riches -- The Haves and Have-Nots of the Blogging Boom.
By Clive Thompson
By Stuart Luman
Meet the Bloggers -- A smattering of local and brand-name blogs.
By Sonia Zjawinski

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