Category Archives: Recommendations

Inflo is out

I had forgotten to post this announcement: Inflo, an online tool to collaboratively construct arguments, is out! Jono Lung, the brains behind the idea and a friend of mine, explains: Inflo is an on-line tool for collaboratively constructing arguments.  It’s … Continue reading

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Nature – Climate Change

There is a new journal from Nature on topics (physical and social) surrounding climate change. In the first issue, Kurt Kleiner has a pretty good essay on open data and open climate software. Among his interviewees are Steve Easterbrook and … Continue reading

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Recommendations on my *other* blog

Most of them are not software-research-related, but in case you didn’t know of my non-work blog, you might like some of the pointers in my recent “Recommendations from 2010” blog post. Happy New Year!

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Learning from strangers

I got a copy of “Learning from Strangers,” by Robert S. Weiss, after reading about it in Jeremy Handcock’s blog. It’s such a good book that I wanted to bang my head against a wall for not reading it before. … Continue reading

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Recommendations from 2009

Another year is almost gone, so I’d like to share some recommendations of stuff I loved throughout 2009. Fiction Books I should mention I now try to post my thoughts on all the books I read at LibraryThing; feel free … Continue reading

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Why We Disagree About Climate Change

I’ve just finished reading Mike Hulme’s Why We Disagree About Climate Change (update: you can listen to Hulme discuss some of the book’s topics here. Thanks Jon!) and felt I had to recommend it to anybody that is interested in … Continue reading

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TIFF: Shakespeare and Victor Hugo’s Intimacies

Yesterday we went to see “Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo”, a very personal Mexican documentary by Yulene Olaizola, at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a fantastic film, a beautifully constructed exposition of a delicate, twisting story. (Nothing to do … Continue reading

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2007 recommendations: Games

And to wrap up this recommendations series, a brief list of games I loved this year: Boardgames: BattleLore, by Richard Borg: A fantastic 2-player medium-strategy game, and probably the best boardgame I’ve found. Flexible, deep, and with gorgeous components. Thebes, … Continue reading

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2007 recommendations: Books

Here’s a short list of some of the great books I discovered this year. Fiction: The Dispossessed and The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin: Both are honest, bold, exciting, and soothing. And they’re science fiction too. The … Continue reading

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2007 recommendations: Podcasts

First, two great public radio shows that I discovered this year, thanks to my colleague Jon Pipitone: This American Life: Initially the title was a bit of a put-down, but this show is absolutely fantastic. Emotional without being cheap; intelligent … Continue reading

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