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Archives for November, 2008

Thoughts on presenting and slides

A lot of people have asked me lately about how I compose my presentations, so I figured I might as well address it here, then link back here in future discussions. I’ll start with links to four recent talks on my slideshare account. They’re all CC-BY licensed PDFs (I can’t yet upload them as keynote…

shameless self-promotion

The nice folks at Seed named me a revolutionary mind this month. It’s an honor to be in the company of the minds behind GISAID, Eigenfactor, Voice of Young Science, and CubeSat. Click through and check all of them out. It’s surreal to be photographed by a real photographer and followed around by a film…

The Unknowns

As much as I loathe to quote Rumsfeld, there’s something inside the concept of known unknowns versus unknown unknowns. This is at the root of much of the work that I do, and this post is meant to address the role of the unknowns in the life sciences generally, but pharmaceutical development specifically. Quite simply,…

Support the commons…

Just so everyone knows, I will post this twice, once today, and once more during the campaign. But in times of economic downturn, keeping non-profit organizations going is hard. Keeping user-supported ones going is harder. We’re committed to raising about 20% of our operating funds from our users, and in the middle of our fall…

Just a quick hat tip to our new president, who understands that Creative Commons is a nice way to be a good citizen on the Web. He’s shared his election night candid set on Flickr under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike license. That means any of you who want to make copies or derivative…