Yesterday evening we got Mr 18 on his way to Paris to start his two month European adventure. He's arrived safely & checked in at his hostel. From a parental perspective, this whole thing is both incredibly exciting and slightly disconcerting.
My wife's never been a big Monty Python fan...but we went to see Spamalot! yesterday (Tri-Valley Rep, a good amateur company that does three musicals a year at the superb local venue, the Bankhead Theater). She enjoyed it thoroughly...especially the dialog. Most of which was 100% from MP & the Holy Grail.
Working on being granted back the copyright of an article that I published in1987. Don't know who owns the copyright - no (c) stamp on the paper and the journal is no longer published. According to the government records it is registered under the institute where I did my undergrad fellowship.
PubMed Commons? First I'd heard? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedc... "a system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications. Researchers can comment on any publication indexed by PubMed, and read the comments of others"
Good part of "smart" phones: I now assume wrong words on Twitter, Facebook, FF are just stupid autocorrects, so neither correct nor mention them. Bad part: Although I'm at a real keyboard with no autocorrect, I'm getting sloppier... (which I just spelled "slopper" but corrected).
OMB/OSTP budget priorities memo (http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites... , pdf) , July 26, 2013:
"agencies should give priority to activities that significantly increase access to research results for all citizens. "
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