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Book Review

July 15, 2015

With a subtitle of “How The Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up”, I was optimistic for Philip Howard’s book on the Pax Technica. The premise of the book may be summarized as

Collaboration in Business

July 03, 2015

Recently I had to go about creating a slide deck in PowerPoint. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, git has no way of doing a diff on the .pptx files - essentially it sees the file as one big binary “blob”. Trying to figure out way to deal with t...

Book Review : So Good They Can’t Ignore You

June 29, 2015

Calvin Newport is the author of the academic/professional blog Study Hacks. Initially, his work revolved around academic productivity, trying to deconstruct how to get maximal productivity with minimum burnout. More recently, Newport has been writ...

To the Other Side

June 15, 2015

A couple of months ago, a rather interesting email floated across my inbox. A consulting firm in Arizona, Prescio, had sent a message to the Physics Department asking them to pass along a job offer for the summer. After my attendance at the APS Ma...

Scientific Poster Design

June 07, 2015

Recently, Eddie Lee posted a link on Twitter about a conference, the 2015 Computational Social Science Summit, where he was giving a poster on war and peace in a pigtailed macaque society. In taking a look at the poster, I was reminded again of th...

APS March Meeting Day 5

May 26, 2015

On the last day of March meeting, I had to catch a plane later that evening, and so I only listened to some talks.

APS March Meeting Day 2

March 03, 2015

Today was a good day to listen to more talks. The March meeting has such a diverse range of topics that it is essentially very easy to find something to listen to.

APS March Meeting Day 1

March 02, 2015

After attending the US-China Young Physicists forum, I participated in the annual March meeting of the American Physical Society (APS). The March meeting is a huge event - there are order 10,000 attendees, and there are many, many parallel sessio...

SQuInTy Thoughts

February 22, 2015

This month I attended the 2015 Southwestern Quantum Information and Technology (SQuInT) workshop in Berkeley, California. Each year I go to this workshop, I learn something new, not just about the research being done in quantum information, but in...