RSS feeds are very much “here and now” sources of information, aren’t they? Monitoring them as they come in is no problem at all but if you’re away for a week or two, they lose their immediacy, leading to much “marking as read”.
Anyway – a few that caught my eye on this first day back at work:
- A new computational biology blog from Lars Jensen – Buried Treasure, via Roland. Lars has written a nice summary of the increasingly infamous mitochondrial ID paper which we were alerted to by Attila.
- Bill writes on the proposal for an Open Science Session at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. See One Big Lab for the details.
- Open Students. Early days for this new OA-oriented blog.
- The ever-industrious Pierre brings us a XUL tutorial and a fun Freebase project.
- Jan Aerts on custom glyphs for BioRuby’s Bio::Graphics library.
- Non-science but important and via Bosco’s blog: we finally say sorry.
It’s taken me a while, but I finally figured out the difference between starring (mark as important for later) and sharing (mark as important for others) in Google Reader! Both one-click operations too. I’m quite dense sometimes. Anyway, here are my shared items – also available as a right-sidebar widget at this blog.
That’s several thousand feed items and 150 emails dealt with – back to work I guess. New Zealand, by the way, is impossibly scenic, spectacular and beautiful. Do go there if you can.