Advice on keeping a laboratory notebook

28 February 2011

This is good advice for keeping any kind of notebook. Lab notebooks have to be robust, since science often requires fire, freezing, or dangerous chemicals. From the same article, this handy chart compares kinds of pens and how their ink stands up to erasure, water, methanol, ethanol, acetone, and baking.

SWEATSHOP 11×4: THE HORROR EXPRESS TO ART COLLEGE

25 February 2011

Sweatshop, the live art show I produce with the artist E.G. Gauger, returns this Sunday, February 27th with live art commissions, answer to questions about doing art, and the 1973 classic HORROR EXPRESS starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Telly Savalas. We start early (around 12pm PST), run late (midnight?!), and want you to come. […]

Senate Bill Would Make Leaks a Felony

18 February 2011

If the government does it, it can’t be a crime: Legislation introduced in the Senate this week would broadly criminalize leaks of classified information.  The bill (S. 355) sponsored by Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) would make it a felony for a government employee or contractor who has authorized access to classified information to disclose such […]

Scientists build the world’s first anti-laser

18 February 2011

The device, created by a team from Yale University, is capable of absorbing an incoming laser beam entirely. and Instead they think it could be used in next-generation supercomputers which will be built with components that use light rather than electrons. are enough for me today. The bad news is that this only absorbs light. […]

Pixelfari

16 February 2011

From now on I do all my web-browsing through this sleek, dazzling, veneer of pixellated chunkness for OS X. I’ve been wondering how long it would take before the pixelart fetish left the game space and moved into proper applications. This will not be the last.

Isotope

07 February 2011

A jQuery plugin that makes reordering rows, sorting, and show/hide look absolutely great. The plugin’s page is itself a perfect demo for the tech. At something like 2kb minified I’m wondering how I lived without it.

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