Monthly Archives: September 2009

Friday functotum

September 25, 2009 3 Comments »

If a factotum is a lackey, a functotum must be one who enjoys their job immensely!  And here we go: Science: Khan Academy – This non-profit has produced over 800 YouTube video tutorials in the maths and sciences. Covering all ... Read More »

The Lost Cymbal

September 24, 2009 Comments Off on The Lost Cymbal

So I’m presently reading Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol”, and I thought how cool it would be if Dan Brown’s next book was a kid’s story about a musical hippopotamus named Jerome who plays percussion in the school band, but ... Read More »

Liberal beliefs held conservatively

September 15, 2009 6 Comments »

The middle of this last week was spent in Saskatoon at the UofR’s internship seminar.  The seminar itself was nothing to get excited about; fairly routine procedural stuff.  In the course of one of the discussions, however, an interesting debate ... Read More »

Links roundup

September 14, 2009 Comments Off on Links roundup

Science: DNATube – Science videos online.  Organised into channels, from structural biology to neuroscience, with contributions from MIT and other scientific institutions.  Very cool! Science is Real – They Might Be Giants takes on public misperceptions about science and the ... Read More »

Link roundup

September 7, 2009 Comments Off on Link roundup

I started doing these again for the fine folks at school, so I thought I’d post them here, too: Social Studies: Trial By Fire – The state of Texas, in 2004, may have put an innocent man to death for ... Read More »