computer science

Category archives for computer science

As usual, a bunch of great new articles from the most recent ISTL! Five Years Later: Predicting Student Use of Journals in a New Water Resources Graduate Program by Andrea A. Wirth and Margaret Mellinger, Oregon State University Seeing the Forest of Information for the Trees of Papers: An Information Literacy Case Study in a…

Twitter brings us some truly wonderful and, yes, bizarre things. I saw this one a few days ago via Vitor Pamplona and thought it was too good to pass up. Anyways, here’s the story from the original Listverse post, Top 10 truly bizarre programming languages: This is a list of some of the most bizarre…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

Ok, this is just plain hysterical. And insightful. And both insightfully hysterical and hysterically insightful. Enjoy. Here’s a taste, read the whole thing for yourself. 50. “Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the…

Two recent announcements that are worth noting here. The first is for Digital Science, a Macmillan / Nature Publishing Group project involving some of the usual science online suspects like Timo Hannay and Kaitlin Thaney and some others in a really dynamic-looking multi-disciplinary team. The press release is here and the about page here. Digital…

York University Computer Science & Engineering professor Anestis Toptsis was kind enough recently to invite me to speak to his CSE 3000 Professional Practice in Computing class. He gave me two lecture sessions this term, one to talk about library-ish stuff. In other words, what third year students need to know about finding conference and…

This year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing took place this past week in Atlanta, GA. I thought I’d gather together some small part of the blog posts I’ve been seeing floating around the Internets on this wonderful event. Opening Session of Grace Hopper Conference – 2010 Dancing with Hundreds of Technical Women at…

Does Computer Science Have a Culture?

That’s the question Eugene Wallingford asks in a recent post at his blog, Knowing and Doing. If you studied computer science, did your undergrad alma mater or your graduate school have a CS culture? Did any of your professors offer a coherent picture of CS as a serious intellectual discipline, worthy of study independent of…

Some interesting articles, as usual, in the latest issue: External Characteristics of Computer Operations: Toward Large Conversational Time-Sharing Systems by Wiehle, Hans Rudiger First Edition Unix: Its Creation and Restoration by Toomey, Warren The Network Information Center and its Archives by Feinler, Elizabeth Promoting the Prosaic: The Case for Process-Control Computers by Aylen, Jonathan There…

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