DNA For Everyone

So, 60 Minutes has broadcast a report on the tracing of DNA. Leslie made a statement, “The are just two bits of DNA which remain pure. The Y chromosome which passes directly from father to son. And something called mitochondrial DNA which passes unchanged from mother to child.” Logically speaking, if the mDNA really passes… Continue reading DNA For Everyone

Most Studies Are Wrong

Science Journal – WSJ.com: Statistically speaking, science suffers from an excess of significance. Overeager researchers often tinker too much with the statistical variables of their analysis to coax any meaningful insight from their data sets. “People are messing around with the data to find anything that seems significant, to show they have found something that… Continue reading Most Studies Are Wrong

links for 2007-07-04

CD Rack 600 – Modern Floor Standing CD Rack 600 – Boltz Online CD Rack Store (tags: furniture music storage) flickrSLiDR – My Flickr Slideshow Embedding Tool – PaulStamatiou.com (tags: flickr photography web2.0 widgets slideshow photos) DivineNotes.com: Digital, Downloadable Baha’i-Inspired Music (tags: Baha’i music religion music.store) Desire2Learn and Blackboard Technology Tutorials for the Patent Case… Continue reading links for 2007-07-04

Obscurity Obsolescence

Along the same lines as Lacey’s Travel and Usability post, libraries are not really designed to be very usable. Well… unless you think like a librarian. Who gets a MLIS degree in order to use a library. Okay… I would… bad example. The below article’s Digital Natives are kids who have played video games all… Continue reading Obscurity Obsolescence

Once Librarian Aspirations

A recent comment I made regarding to another blogger regarding my interest in getting an MLIS: Huh… Back in college, MLIS was part of my career path. That seems like forever ago, but it was only less than eight years? It was a natural fit for me. As a university student, working in the library,… Continue reading Once Librarian Aspirations

Blog Crush: Part II

Following up on my blog crush post. The Internet is a much bigger place than just the blogosphere. My previous comments were solely about blogs and strictly within the definition of “blog crush” provided in the qotd, not any of the many other forms of communication offered by the Internet. I have made lots of… Continue reading Blog Crush: Part II

MCDHS Stormtroopers

Maybe this is my stint working in a library back as a college student. There were some shady folks who came into the library to look up pictures of women with huge, obviously fake breasts. Plus the gutteral laugh at the ones where each had twice the volume of the woman’s head. They did this… Continue reading MCDHS Stormtroopers