Archives for July 5, 2008

Whom do you love? and how?

Wumph!

I was looking for something else and came across this instead. I’ve seen this in person. There is probably a group like this in your neighborhood, check them out!

Nature Blog Network

Mother Nature * This blog is Number One on Nature Blog Network… But, I hasten to add, one’s position in the top ten or so is tennusous. All it will take is 10,000 Birds posting some really pretty bird picture, or Deep Sea news saying something about some cool shark, and this blog is toast.…

We’re Baaaaaaack…..

“Hold on… these checkers are a little intense!…” Zefe and Aurora, the Tonkanese (not Siamese) cats will be staying with us for about a month and a half. I’ll try to provide a better picture later. They would be very happy to be here were it not for the fact that Amanda is in Colorado…

The House of Commons (U.K.) Select Committee on Science and Technology investigated Open Access publishing alternatives, and pursuant to this obtained written evidence from Nature Publishing Group consisting of answers to specific questions about “pay to publish.” Here are excerpts from the document. Given the current discussion on Open Access publishing, this may be of…

Some Linux News

Hans Reiser asks for a new lawyer (see below) This first item is not exclusively Linux at all… Remember the effort by Firefox to break a downloading record? They did it. Guinness has given Firefox the record, officially. Over eight million hamburgers sold… The de facto registrar of superlative achievements has credited Mozilla for officially…

Nature: Bad Puppy!

PLoS The flap that started with the ill advised commentary by Delcan Butler started out looking like it MIGHT be an Orwellian, perhaps Nixononian attempt by a well established publishing icon in the fields of science to damage an up and coming competitor, the Public Libary of Science in particular, and the Open Access Movement…

Nature (left) vs. OpenAccess A number of bloggers, including myself, had recently responded to a news item in Nature by suggesting that anti-OpenAccess and anti-PLoS position taken by the author, Delcan Butler, constituted an attack of one company against another. How silly of us to have done so. Here’s what we should have been thinking…