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Salticido comments on Good students: How do you go about getting good grades? [Serious] CellScope – UC Berkeley. Why the Foldscope is My New Favorite Toy. This past year Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, and William Moerner received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.”

Why the Foldscope is My New Favorite Toy

From simply putting two pieces of glass together for magnification purposes to being able to follow individual molecules within a cell, I think saying we have come far in the field of microscopy might be a bit of an understatement. A couple of months ago however, I happened upon a recent contraption that I would argue holds it’s own in the land of awesome microscopic innovation. I had been sent a link to this thing from Stanford called a Foldscope. I had no idea what it was (probably industry spam), but beyond my better judgment of sending it straight to the e-dumpster, I clicked.

Long story short, Stanford’s Prakash Lab had come up with this relatively crazy, but sort of genius, idea of making viable microscopes completely out of paper. All the various stages (pun intended) of Foldscope production. Boilerpipe - Boilerplate Removal and Fulltext Extraction from HTML pages. This project is moving to The following information is outdated and only provided for reference.

boilerpipe - Boilerplate Removal and Fulltext Extraction from HTML pages

The boilerpipe library provides algorithms to detect and remove the surplus "clutter" (boilerplate, templates) around the main textual content of a web page. The library already provides specific strategies for common tasks (for example: news article extraction) and may also be easily extended for individual problem settings. Extracting content is very fast (milliseconds), just needs the input document (no global or site-level information required) and is usually quite accurate. Boilerpipe is a Java library written by Christian Kohlschütter. The algorithms used by the library are based on (and extending) some concepts of the paper "Boilerplate Detection using Shallow Text Features" by Christian Kohlschütter et al., presented at WSDM 2010 -- The Third ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining New York City, NY USA. . (2011-06-06) boilerpipe 1.2.0 (2010-11-02) boilerpipe Web API. Karussell/snacktory · GitHub. (Saving...)

XRefs Open Source. Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning. Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times.

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. The Complexity and Artificial Life Research Concept for Self-Organizing Systems. Offline Papers on Self-Organisation, Complexity and Artificial Life. (6) Open Online Learning. E-learning. Computer Vision. Technical. Crowdsourcing / Labor On Demand — CrowdFlower. Xtext. Build the Language You Want!


Xtext can build full-featured text editors for both general-purpose and domain-specific languages. In the background it uses the LL(*) parser generator of ANTLR, allowing to cover a wide range of syntaxes. Xtext editors have already been implemented for JavaScript, VHDL, Xtend, and many other languages. Compile to Whatever You Want! You define the target format to which your language is compiled. Highly Customizable The default behavior of Xtext is optimized to cover a wide range of languages and use cases. Single Sourcing The grammar definition language of Xtext is not just for the parser. Incremental Compiler Xtext is built to scale, so no matter if you have a few source files written in your language or hundreds of them, the IDE remains responsive and reacts smoothly to any text change. Compatible with Graphical Editors You can combine the text-based formats created with Xtext with many graphical editing frameworks, e.g.

NetLogo Home Page. Speech by Adrian Tan at NTU convocation ceremony. Life and How to Survive ItBelow is a speech to the graduating class of 2008 at NTU convocation ceremony last week by Adrian Tan, a litigation lawyer and the author of The Teenage Textbook.

Speech by Adrian Tan at NTU convocation ceremony

I must say thank you to the faculty and staff of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information for inviting me to give your convocation address. It’s a wonderful honour and a privilege for me to speak here for ten minutes without fear of contradiction, defamation or retaliation. I say this as a Singaporean and more so as a husband. My wife is a wonderful person and perfect in every way except one. A successful Git branching model » Note of reflection (March 5, 2020)This model was conceived in 2010, now more than 10 years ago, and not very long after Git itself came into being.

A successful Git branching model »

In those 10 years, git-flow (the branching model laid out in this article) has become hugely popular in many a software team to the point where people have started treating it like a standard of sorts — but unfortunately also as a dogma or panacea.During those 10 years, Git itself has taken the world by a storm, and the most popular type of software that is being developed with Git is shifting more towards web apps — at least in my filter bubble. Web apps are typically continuously delivered, not rolled back, and you don't have to support multiple versions of the software running in the wild.This is not the class of software that I had in mind when I wrote the blog post 10 years ago. Why git? ¶ 10 Questions That Create Success. Think that success means making lots of money?

10 Questions That Create Success

Think again. How To Be More Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps) My Algorithm for Beating Procrastination. Part of the sequence: The Science of Winning at Life After three months of practice, I now use a single algorithm to beat procrastination most of the times I face it.1 It probably won't work for you quite like it did for me, but it's the best advice on motivation I've got, and it's a major reason I'm known for having the "gets shit done" property.

My Algorithm for Beating Procrastination

List of VC firms and Angel Investors in India. Back in June 2011, I had made this list for my reference and thought to share with everyone.

List of VC firms and Angel Investors in India

I am not giving the email ids for obvious reasons, you can always find the email ids/contact form from their sites anyway (or on linkedin), though if you are indeed serious about raising capital, I will highly advice you to contact the VC firms through some referral connection. I have added few remarks in front of them, but do your own research. Feel free to drop me an email though, if you have something specific to ask. Please do note that this list is not complete in anyway, this is something which I had created for my own reference. Feel free to add in the below wiki excel along with your remarks, please avoid removing content unless it is verbose or wrong. How to Hack Your Memory: 4 Tips to Achieve Perfect Memory « Lettuce be Cereal. Polyphasic Sleep Long-Term Consequences. Cacoo - Create diagrams online Real time collaboration. Effective Sketches at Skills Matter. I presented my "Effective Sketches" talk last night at Skills Matter where we looked at how to produce effective diagrammatic representations of software systems and why they are useful.

Effective Sketches at Skills Matter

In other words, we looked at how to draw boxes and lines. :-) Here are the links to the slides and video. If you missed the talk, I'll be doing a slightly longer version at the upcoming Software Architect 2011 conference, which takes place in London during October. Blog-rants - steveyegge2. Last updated: September 12, 2006 News (3/15/06): I started a new blog. Like, a real one. Finally! Seven Ways to Rock Your Current Job. Terry Jones » Blog Archive » Back of the envelope calculations with The Rule of 72.

Image: The Rule of 72 deserves to be better known among technical people. It’s a widely-known financial rule of thumb used for understanding and calculating interest rates. But others, including computer scientist and start-up founders, are often concerned with growth rates. Knowing and applying the rule of 72 can help in developing numerical literacy (numeracy) around growth. Mind Maps/Thinking Maps/Graphic Organizers.