Posts Tagged ‘email’

NYTimes: The Life and Death of the Local Hardware Store

November 24, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/opinion/sunday/small-business-economy.html

Was E-mail a Mistake?

November 17, 2019

Was E-mail a Mistake?
https://NewYorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/was-e-mail-a-mistake… Describes the benefits of synchronous over asynchronous interactions, in both machine & social settings. Meetings & calls can actually be more efficient than endless messaging!

QT:{{”
“We can acknowledge, with the benefit of hindsight, the reasonableness of the hypothesis that asynchrony in the office would increase productivity. We can also admit that this hypothesis has been largely refuted by experience. To use the terminology of computer science, it turned out that the distributed systems that resulted when we shifted toward asynchronous communication were soon overwhelmed by the increasing complexity induced by asynchrony. We must, therefore, develop better systems—ones that will almost certainly involve less ad-hoc messaging and more real-time coördination.

From this perspective, our moment in workplace history looks rather different. The era that will mystify our grandkids is ours—a period when, caught up in the promise of asynchronicity, we frantically checked our in-boxes every few minutes, exhausted by the deluge of complex and ambiguous messages, while applauding ourselves for eliminating the need to speak face to face.”
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Was E-mail a Mistake?
https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/was-e-mail-a-mistake

interesting perspective on cancer research in wsj + upcoming book

October 8, 2019

The focus is on improving detection vs. treatment of late stage disease.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/cancer-is-still-beating-uswe-need-a-new-start-11570206319

Timescales in Biology

September 29, 2019

https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(16)30208-2.pdf

Photopea and Polarr- browser based editors

August 6, 2019

The browser-based photoshop editor…is

https://www.photopea.com

(It’s more like a lite version of photoshop with all the functionality an amateur might ever use. Accepts photoshop, GIMP, etc. file formats in addition to other standard file formats.)

For a web-based Lightroom alternative – https://v2.polarr.co/#.

YahooSmallbusiness.com Login Address as of July 2019

July 8, 2019

https://LOGIN.yahoosmallbusiness.com

goes to webhosting control panel,
where one can login with an old Y ID (eg mbgmbg)
to get to the domain, website & email control panels

https://MAIL.yahoosmallbusiness.com

goes to mail reader for old Y IDs (eg c999448, rm, &c)

Article: This is the first ever photo of a black hole

April 21, 2019

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613301/this-is-the-first-ever-photo-of-a-black-hole/

Is Email Making Professors Stupid? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

February 19, 2019

“Is Email Making Professors Stupid?” is the Q posed by
https://www.Chronicle.com/interactives/is-email-making-professors-stupid . My A: YES. The article has a nice description of the problem with 24/7 connectivity: how the urgent but unimportant crowds out the important but non-urgent

QT:(((”
“Knuth does provide his mailing address at Stanford, and he asks that people send an old-fashioned letter if they need to contact him. His administrative assistant gathers these letters and presents them to Knuth in batches, getting urgent correspondence to him quickly, and putting everything else into a “buffer” that he reviews, on average, “one day every three months.”

Knuth’s approach to email prioritizes the long-term value of uninterrupted concentration over the short-term convenience of accessibility. Objectively speaking, this tradeoff makes sense, but it’s so foreign to most tenured and tenure-track professors that it can seem ludicrous — more parody than pragmatism. This is because in the modern academic environment professors act more like middle managers than monastics. A major factor driving this reality is the digital communication Knuth so carefully avoids. Faculty life now means contending with an unending stream of electronic missives, many of which come with an expectation of rapid reply.”
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Is Email Making Professors Stupid? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

February 19, 2019

“Is Email Making Professors Stupid?” is the Q posed by
https://www.Chronicle.com/interactives/is-email-making-professors-stupid . My A: YES. The article has a nice description of the problem with 24/7 connectivity: how the urgent but unimportant crowds out the important but non-urgent

Mount Sinai Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research

November 29, 2018

https://www.mountsinai.org/about/newsroom/2018/mount-sinai-launches-center-for-biomedical-blockchain-research