mark delong

“Posters! Posters!” (Festive Sing-Along)

You may remember last year’s stirring rendition of “I’m Dreaming of a White Poster.” It was fantastically popular and, we...

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“I’m Dreaming of a White Poster” (festive sing-along)

While you are preparing your email to Gwen Waller to claim your poster slot (see the easy instructions), you can...

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The Evolution of Evidence

First, a special thanks to Mark DeLong for many fruitful discussions on data management.   This post grows out of a...

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Order by data management

Vignette A — Ordering books by color and size 1. A patron at a library seeks help finding a book:...

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‘Twas the Night Before Deadline

Poster competitions can also be inspirations for Magnificent Poetic Achievement. Behold, below! Duke Research Computing Symposium registration HERE and declaration...

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Some codes are haiku, some are sonnets, some are epics. Few are free verse.

A friend of mine emailed me last week after he had experienced the tragedy of missing a big deadline. A...

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Polanyi’s jigsaw puzzle solvers and research computing

On Thursday evening I had a quick conversation with Terry Oas to close the day. Since so much of his...

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Sixteenth century meets twenty-first century (Open Science Grid, Part 1)

It’s rare that you even want to look back at something you’ve written before, especially when that thing is a...

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Research computing as substrate

The term substrate crops up in several places in Duke’s scientific labs, and as I was doing the rounds in...

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