Monthly Archives: January 2011

There are other evils than PDF: what’s the problem here?

I am writing a parser for the #quixotechem project – in this case NWChem output. The output is generated AFAIK by FORTRAN. I am having difficulty parsing it. Why? Here is some text I can parse (deliberately a snapshot from … Continue reading

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The Blue Obelisk 5+ years on

#blueobelisk Not only was the blue obelisk a theme at #pmrsymp, but Brian Brook had MADE a blue obelisk! It's made of wood and nearly 2 metres high. Many of the attendees signed it; And then I went to San … Continue reading

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Beyond the PDF – the good the bad and the future?

I've finished a hectic 9 days with #pmrhack, #pmrsymp and #beyondthepdf. I'll need weeks to do justice to all of these. So a few immediate reactions to BtPDF. A mixed community, mainly scientsis, some IT/Library people , some ICT companies … Continue reading

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Beyond The PDF Presentation

#beyondthepdf The presentation was a technical success – virtually everything worked. Not sure we got speech back from the skype. But otherwise great communication. Several vocal contributions over skype including Daniel Mietchen from audience! No idea how and where it … Continue reading

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Scholarly communication let’s eat our own Dogfood

#beyondthepdf THIS REPRESENTS AN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION TO https://sites.google.com/site/beyondthepdf/ ON 2011-01-20. The large letters are for projection IF YOU WANT TO ASK QUESTIONS OF US IN THE BtPDF SESSION USE THE ETHERPAD: http://okfnpad.org/quixote20110120 Just go to this page and give your … Continue reading

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PMRSymposium

#pmrsymp The symposium http://www-pmr.ch.cam.ac.uk/wiki/Main_Page was a great effort and I personally am very pleased. I believe it was a success – about 100 people came and an unknown number attended virtually (probably about 20). I'm hoping we can capture pictures, … Continue reading

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Jim Downing Blue Obelisk

#blueobelisk I am catching up on lots of blog posts that I should have done – and this is the oldest. It's Jim Downing being presented with a Blue Obelisk last summer. Jim has made an outstanding contribution to our … Continue reading

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PMR Symposium Hackfest and Blue Obelisks

#pmrsymp #blueobelisk #pmrhack Wonderful three days. Lots on twitterfall – just follow the hastages. Hackfest achieved a breakthrough with: Dave M-R's Spook Molecules in Cambridge (many people in the audience were able to see them) Ami – intelligent fumecupboard Kinect … Continue reading

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#pmrsymp Vision of a Semantic Molecular Future WILL BE STREAMED

Just about got everything ready. Get latest details from http://www-pmr.ch.cam.ac.uk/wiki/Main_Page. #pmrhack great success – will demo results in evening Please follow and tweet. We may take questions from the twittersphere if we can manage it Must rush

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Defending the Public Domain: Open Bibliography

#jiscopenbib A comment on my latest post on Open Bibliography deserves a full reply Marius Kempe says: January 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm  (Edit) This is very heartening to read. Might I ask for one clarification, which I think you've addressed … Continue reading

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