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  1. Guardian Science Weekly podcast: How blogs are changing science

    In a special podcast from North Carolina, Alok Jha goes right to the heart of global science blogging at Science Online 2011.

    Hundreds of scientists, students, journalists, librarians, bloggers and programmers met to discuss how the web is changing the way science is communicated, taught and carried out.

    We look at how this relatively new medium has evolved over the past few years and ask: what role does it now play and where does it fit into modern science? Is it changing how science is reported?

    Are there additional challenges for women who want to blog about science? Why do some choose to remain anonymous?

    There’s even a Star Wars joke thrown in for good geeky measure.

    Ed Yong tells us about Britain’s blogging scene - and lets us in on the secret of how much money there is to be made from it.

    Did Alok finally get to meet the enigma who is Bora Zivkovic? Is he even real?

    Finally, after making the acquaintance of one half of NPR’s Radiolab programme, Jad Abumrad, a few weeks ago, we get to speak to the other half, Robert Krulwich.

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  2. The Value Of Ruins

    Between The Alexandrian War of 48 BCE and the Muslim conquest of 642 CE, the Library of Alexandria, containing a million scrolls and tens of thousands of individual works was completely destroyed, its contents scattered and lost. An appreciable percentage of all human knowledge to that point in history was erased. Yet in his novella “The Congress”, Jorge Luis Borges wrote that “every few centuries, it’s necessary to burn the Library of Alexandria”.

    In his session James will ask if, as we build ourselves new structures of knowledge and certainty, as we design our future, should we be concerned with the value of our ruins?

    http://2010.dconstruct.org/speakers/james-bridle

    With a background in both computing and traditional publishing James Bridle attempts to bridge the gaps between technology and literature. He runs Bookkake, a small independent publisher and writes about books and the publishing industry at booktwo.org. In 2009 he helped launch Enhanced Editions, the first e-reading application with integrated audiobooks.

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  3. Revealing Design Treasures From Amazon

    On its surface, Amazon.com just seems like a large e-commerce site, albeit a successful one. Its design isn’t flashy, nor is it much to write home about. But deep within its pages are hidden secrets — secrets that every designer should know about. If one looks closely at what the team… Speaker/Artist(s): Jared Spool

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  4. Unsexy & Profitable: Making $$ Without Hype

    In a world of hype wars, where many popular yet revenue-challenged startups battle for headline supremacy, a handful of under-the-radar Internet businesses have done the unthinkable: they’ve become profitable. Hear how your business can turn more profits than heads from this handful of Internet veterans. Speaker/Artist(s) Paul Carr, Matthew Chasen, Hooman Radfar, Alan Martin

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  5. History of the Button

    Even though technology evolved at a crazy pace the last 100 years, the humble button has stayed at the center of it all. What is its past, its future? Why is it important? What does it say about the interaction between humans and technology? Pictures, stories, revelations, maybe movies.

    From http://sxsw.com/node/4713

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  6. The Conversation 7: Patent Schmatent

    Dan Benjamin brings together geeks and attorneys to talk about the intersection of patents and software development, and speculate about Apple’s motivations and goals regarding their recent Android-inspired lawsuit against HTC.

    Dan is joined by Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster, Dave Nanian of Shirt Pocket, and Michael Montgomery of Christopher & Weisberg.

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    Tagged with tech apple

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  7. The Conversation - Episode 5 - Adblock This

    Dan talks with Ken Fisher, Jane Quigley, Matt Haughey, and Merlin Mann about the ads, ad-blockers, and integrity.

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  8. The Changelog - Episode 0.1.7 - Open Source publishing with Geoffrey Grosenbach, Brandon Mathis, and Tim Caswell

    Adam and Wynn caught up with Geoffrey Grosenbach, Brandon Mathis, and Tim Caswell to talk about publishing with open source tools, open blogging, and the back-to-the-future world of static site generators and database-less blogs.

    Items mentioned in the show:

    Peepcode In-depth screencasts and tutorials Git Peepcode The best way to get up to speed with git About this Blog TopFunky’s blog stack Brandon’s Design blog Open Blogging Close to the source control metal blogging where article submissions are pull requests EdgeRails.info Fast-moving blog for Rails early adopters Octopress A blogging framework for hackers built on top of Jekyll, Compass, Sass, and Haml HowToNode.org Tim’s open blog for how to learn Node.js Node Blog The blogging engine behind HowToNode.org Nesta Neat dynamic blogging tool on top of Sinatra Webby Ruby tool for creating static web sites (or other text output) Blosxom PERL reminds us that none of these ideas are new RailsCamp “Imagine yourself and a posse of like-minded ruby hackers on a country retreat with zero internet for a weekend of fun.” Nanoc Awesome static site generator from Denis Defreyne that powers the upcoming Compass docs site haml-js Bringing Haml to JavaScript views RaphaelJS SVG graphs in JavaScript Fancy Buttons Brandon’s Compass plugin for making great looking buttons out of or tags node-dirty A key value store for node.js that is simple, fast & dirty. TXJS Join us in Austin for an awesome JavaScript conference

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  9. MaxFunCon: John Hodgman and Merlin Mann

    From http://www.maxfuncon.com/2010/02/maxfuncon-podcast-ep-10-john-hodgman.html

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  10. Get Stoked on Web Typography by Samantha Warren

    Typography can make or break a design, but there are big differences between what makes jaw-dropping type offline from what makes great type online? In this presentation, Samantha will evaluate interesting offline lettering and discuss how you can translate those principles and leverage CSS3, @font-face, and new font-as-service web apps to create engaging online typographic experiences.

    From http://audio.sxsw.com/2010/podcasts/

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