I’ve been a bad blogger and have not been writing nearly as much as I should. 😦
This week and a bit has probably been one of my most unproductive since the summer, and for that I’m sorry. I’m a bit burned out I think with much writing, both coding and blogging. Hopefully a few days off at Christmas will recharge my batteries!
News the past week and a bit:
- Shameless self-promotion: My latest blog is up on the Stem Cell Network and recaps the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology. Please check it out!
- Earlier this year, Metropolis records released “Electronic Saviors”, a 4 CD collection of industrial music to benefit cancer research and patients. On December 4, they presented the Foundation for Cancer Research and Wellness with a check for over $22k. Angry music does solve problems!
- It received limited coverage, earning only a brief mention in Scientific American, but this past Tuesday, the US Senate finally passed the Shark Conservation Act which bans the practice of taking fins from live sharks. Shark fins are prized in soups and other delicacies, and unfortunately, many countries which profit from the trade still permit shark finning to occur despite the fragile state of many shark populations. This is a long overdue step in the right direction.
I’m really going to try to push some posts out in the next few days. Can’t say much more than that, as I have a crap load of stuff on my to-do list! Stay tuned…