Psst! I've posted some details about my notebook setup here.

My thoughts on the PSRN workshop on cyberinfrastructure and training

I am on my way home from a workshop on cyberinfrastructure and postgraduate training hosted by the Plant Science Research Network. It was a grueling three-day sprint, but it brought together a phenomenal diversity of experience and perspectives on the relevant issues. I wanted to summarize my thoughts while they are still fresh in my head. Beware: what follows is ...

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Reading roundup

Roundup of links from the last week's worth of interesting reads.

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Reading roundup

Roundup of links from the last week's worth of interesting reads.

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New year reading roundup

Roundup of links to interesting Christmas/New Year holiday reads.

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Reading roundup

Roundup of links to interesting reads from the last couple of weeks.

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Misconceptions about research software

I stumbled across the following question the other day in an email digest from Quora.

I have 5 years of working experience, but I still code very slow. How can I code faster? What should I learn?

Most of the responses don't answer the question directly, but instead make the point that speed is a very poor metric by ...

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Reading roundup

Roundup of links to interesting reads from the last couple of weeks.

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A model invited speaker

Today I had the privilege of attending an excellent departmental seminar from an invited speaker. I've seen plenty of great seminars in grad school but I've also experienced my fair share of seminars that were...less than phenomenal. The content of the talk was interesting, and the speaker's presentation was engaging, but there were a couple of ...

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