How would you track the addition of an ONS logo to a notebook? It's a great idea but, how do you do it? I'm referring to a comment by Bill Hooker on Andrés G. Saravia's new notebook, http://friendfeed.com/science....
Stumbled across Morgan Langille & Jonathan Eisen's BioTorrents site http://www.biotorrents.net/. Looks like it could be extremely useful but, how do you make sure your system is safe while hosting a torrent? I'm sad to admit it but, I know basically zilch about torrents. Any suggestions on what to do?
Yep, open science works! My open dissertation outlines how to make a gliding motility assay using kinesin and microtubules. It took me nearly a year to perfect the procedure. It took a fellow graduate student at UCSC only two weeks to reproduce my procedures from my open dissertation and get the assay to work. Which, is not trivial and not easy.
I am making my dissertation writing completely open and based on my open notebook. Here's the first chapter. http://www.openwetware.org/wiki... This is in the rough draft stage but there is more to come.
Did you know that Google allows you to upload .avi files? I didn't till now. This means that I can upload all my movies from experiments to Google Docs and I can tag them with Adobe CS. The metadata is searchable!
Question to the community: Where do you draw the line with what you post in your open notebook? For instance, do you keep your notebook focused and only post results/failures with your experiments, or do you make a point to post things that are tedious lab necessities such as "mixing solutions, analyzing data, or cleaning..."?
Haven't posted in a while but I think some people will be able to use a cheap microscope objective heater that is super easy to build and works fantastically. http://www.openwetware.org/wiki... Just ignore my extraneous notebook stuff included in the page.
I came across the words "lifestream" and "aggregator" recently. I know, I'm behind the times. And, I came across Cameron Neylon's blog entry on science lifestreaming. http://blog.openwetware.org/science... Very cool and informative.
I think I have finally gotten my notebook organized such that anyone can read and hopefully understand how I run a kinesin and microtubule experiment. It's still a work in progress and any and all comments will help. http://www.openwetware.org/wiki...