Friday, December 11, 2009

Jackcards vs. Hallmark

I received my holiday reminder from Jackcards and Hallmark today. It is amazing the difference between the emails. does it so much better!

Jack Cards - your doing it right!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pubget team in Horse Shoe Bay, Peel Island

We took a trip out to Peel Island this weekend. The trip to Australia is going very well and everyone is having a great time.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DeepDyve - Charging $0.99 for Free Content?

From: DeepDyve - Charging $0.99 for Free Content? seems like a lot of DeepDyve's content is free, yet it charges for access to some of it. Take for example an article from the Journal of Leukocyte Biology...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Added search Pubget directly from my blog

If you want to try a search on Pubget, you can right from here now. Also, if you want to add the code to your blog or libguide, please feel free!

<!-- Search Pubget -->
<form action="" method="GET">
<input value="UTF-8" name="ie" type="hidden">
<input value="UTF-8" name="oe" type="hidden">
<table bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><tr><td>
<a href="">
<img alt="Pubget" src=""
border="0" align="absmiddle"/ /></a>
<input maxlength="255" value="" name="q" size="25" type="text">
<input value="Pubget Search" name="btnG" type="submit">
<!-- Search Pubget -->

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Wet Lab Wiki up at MIT

There is a new science focused wiki available here:


It is a place for Wet Lab researchers to host and share information. It also provides some easy linking methods to Papers through Pubget.

Friday, July 10, 2009

I like coffee

Caffeine Reverses Cognitive Impairment and Decreases Brain Amyloid-beta Levels in Aged Alzheimer's Disease Mice. From a new paper published: J Alzheimers Dis 17(3):661-80 (2009)
...We have recently shown that Alzheimer's disease (AD) transgenic mice given a moderate level of caffeine intake (the human equivalent of 5 cups of coffee per day) are protected from development of otherwise certain cognitive impairment and have decreased hippocampal amyloid-beta (Abeta) levels due to suppression of both beta-secretase (BACE1) and presenilin 1 (PS1)/gamma-secretase expression.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Setup of MySql on OSX for Rails

You would think this would be as easy as "sudo gem install mysql" but it is not. After installing the MySql community server, you need to install via this command:

sudo gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-config=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config

After that, you will be in business.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Real Companies Have Espresso Machines

Pubget just installed its first espresso machines. Matt, Chris, Ryan, Ramy and I will now have an endless supply of high quality espresso to keep us going.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Pubget is a Featured Resource at UCSF

Pubget is now a "Featured Resource" on the UCSF Library Page.
Thanks to all that have sat in on the meetings and worked with us at UCSF.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The only way to search domains

I have been using Bust A Name to search domains for a while.
It allows you to play with meaningful words to your business to try and put them into a .com or other domain.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Download all papers from Firefox within Pubget

We have just put up a new Firefox extension to allow downloading all PDFs for offline use.

To use this you need:

1. Pubget account (which is free);
2. Firefox (we have tested both OSX and Windows); and optionally
3. University or Hospital Library Access support by Pubget to get access to Journals.

Pubget via Google Reader

This is a quick way to subscribe to a number of journals and keep updated on all the latest research in your area.

Not only are you kept up to date, but also connected directly to the full text paper through your university library.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Double the Difference minus labor cost

We just booked a hotel in Miami through Hotwire for $209 per night.

However, once we found out who the booking was through, we decided to double check the price. As it turned out, booking directly through the hotel, was cheaper:

So, after researching their "double the difference" guarantee, we filled out their form to a link with the booking.
The next day, we got an email back rejecting the claim because it was an employee price.

Am I too cynical, do I think Hotwire is just trying fob us off hoping we will give up and not bother with the claim? After a quick google search for "hotwire double rate guarantee", the 4th link seems to indicate this is not the case:
Hotel "Best rate guarantee" programs, My experiences..... (2nd comment)

Time will tell - is this going to be another small claims experience?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Added The New Friend Connect Bar

I just added the friend connect bar down the bottom of my blog! Enjoy all the social network goodness that it displays!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Pubget made the MIT library cool list

Courtney Crummett has recently added Pubget to the MIT library libguide's cool tool section.

The libguides are a way that MIT librarians can provide resource links and tips to help students and faculty get the most out of the MIT library.

As links directly into the MIT Library holdings, it can help users get right to the PDF full text from a PubMed/Medline search.


Harvard Catalist Profiles

I just found a new project at Harvard based on the Catalyst CTSA grant. It is a social network for researchers.

If you look at Dr. Ramy Arnaout's Profile, you can see the similar people as well as a place for him to maintain his publications.

In IBM we had a similar system called Blue Pages and this looks very similar for the research space instead of the enterprise.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Not to die thanks!

An American was knocked unconscious in a serious accident while traveling in Australia. The ambulance took him to a local hospital for treatment.

While he finally woke up he asked the nurse, "Was I brought here to die?"

"No," said the nurse. "You were brought in here yesterday."

Monday, January 19, 2009

Human genomes as email attachments

A new paper by Scott Christley, Yiming Lu, Chen Li and Xiaohui Xie is available and talks about additional compression abilities available at the genome level.

They identified 4 ways to reduce the size:
1. Only use the number of bits needed;
2. Store relative instead of absolute positions;
3. Generalize variations and store the variations; and
4. Store non-random repeats as such.

If I get some time, I would really love to try out the code they provide in the article.

Human genomes as email attachments