links for 2009-01-30

50 Useful Design Tools For Beautiful Web Typography | CSS, Fonts | Smashing Magazine Gah. As a wordsmith, my word design skills extend to line breaks, headings, and maybe bold text (I'm not a fan of italics). But fancy font design, and font sizing? Nope. Hopeless there, and this long list really won't help me. […]

links for 2009-01-29

Some Things Need To Change (on threat and attacks on Michael Arrington) At the very same DLD Michael mentions, Julia Allison wondered if the Web was going to make us all more dull. She noted that as politicians became more widely known, the more dull they became, partly to be more palatable to a wider […]

links for 2009-01-28

When winning a Nobel Prize seems to run in the family : Article : Nature "In his Correspondence 'You're the best man for this job, son. What a coincidence!', Albert Ruggi's suspicions about the process by which the offspring of professors are deemed to be the best candidates for new positions may well be justified […]

links for 2009-01-25

Thinking Outside the Box: Bacterial Genetics and the Peopling of the Pacific – The Spittoon Cool use of our own bacterial flora to chart population migration. "Over the many thousands of years, H. pylori evolved into distinct strains found in distinct geographic regions. For example, one strain is only found in Europe, another only in […]

Itching to mutagenize

I’ve been thinking back to my bio-tinkering days. I used to work on protease inhibitors called serpins, serine protease inhibitors. Serine proteases are enzymes that cut up other proteins and have a serine (an amino acid) as the key component of the calalytic chemistry. The two main serpins I studied were practically identical except for […]

links for 2009-01-24

Seed: The Biohacking Hobbyist "As we develop tools that make it easier for scientists to capture the process of actually doing research, I think that will enable a faster scientific conversation than the current six-month to two-year process." … "Will synthetic biology improve our lives? "I think that our cultural understanding of what a machine […]

links for 2009-01-22

Climate Progress » Blog Archive » Obama halts Bush’s final rules heh heh heh (tags: cool usa environment government policy obama) The Spittoon » JAMA Publishes User’s Guides to Help Physicians Understand Genetic Association Studies (tags: science genetics medicine clinical counseling bioemedicine)

links for 2009-01-20

tag cloud of obama's speech on Flickr – Photo Sharing! (tags: politics visualization speech obama tagcloud president) Netbooks Take a Toll on Apple Heh. Didn't I say 2009 is the year of the Netbook. Great time for companies like Jolicloud who will turn Netbooks from mini-computers, that don't do much more than be small computer, […]

links for 2009-01-20

The Beauty Of Urban Decay | Inspiration | Smashing Magazine Awesome set of photos of urban decay. The sadness of abandonment and the pressing silence of forgotten stories. [via @suryasanir] (tags: photos inspiration longnow urban decay)

links for 2009-01-18

A Conversation with Charlie Schick, Nokia | MOCOM2020 (tags: web future trends mobile) The Official George W. Bush Presidential Librarium (tags: politics funny usa humor humour bush gwb georgebush)