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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…

Welcome to the long-awaited latest instalment in my occasional series of interviews with people in the library, publishing and scitech worlds. This time around the subjects of my first group interview are the gang at EngineerBlogs.org. From my welcome-to-the-blogosphere post, here’s a condensed bit about them: Cherish The Scientist (EB) I am an electrical engineer…

I got an email the other day announcing the 2011 Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Conference. It’ll be held from June 6 to 8, 2011, at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. The conference page is here and the call for papers is here. The call for papers: The Canadian Engineering Education Association…

Welcome to EngineerBlogs.org!!!!

YASBC. But this time an engineering blog community. This is a fantastic new development if you ask me, especially in a blogging environment domininated by science blogs. Time to let the engineers into the clubhouse, even if that means that we’ll have to start serving massive quantities of various beverages to keep them all happy.…

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 Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one.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…

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 Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one.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…

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…

Having started my working life as a software developer, I know a bit about epic bugs. Let’s just say I’ve had my share and leave it at that. At very least, I can say I never caused any vehicles to crash or any companies to fail. So, from ComputerWorld, Epic failures: 11 infamous software bugs.…

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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