Donate Your Idle CPU Time

January 11, 2012

For those like me who keep their computers at home and at work on all the time, here’s a simple way to put them to use while away: it’s called volunteer computing. Basically, your computer gives some of its resources to assist in various scientific or academic research projects. It’s important because there are >… Read more of: Donate Your Idle CPU Time

freedom to read (on any device)

December 31, 2010

With the proliferation of digital readers and assorted touch screen tablets, there’s an increase in the desire to read books, magazines, PDFs, etc. while on the go. We’re an increasingly mobile society, so being able to learn or be entertained wherever we are is important. Heck, i rarely go anywhere without my MacBook, and never… Read more of: freedom to read (on any device)

short-term influence of free digital versions on book sales

December 6, 2010

With the growing purveyance of digital books and ebook readers flooding the publishing and consumer markets, respectively, it was apropos stumbling upon this paper by John Hilton III and David Wiley of the Journal of Electric Publishing, tackling the question that’s on many authors’ and publishers’ minds: Increasingly, authors and publishers are freely distributing their… Read more of: short-term influence of free digital versions on book sales

become a patron of the arts—of writing, of film, of … whatever

November 14, 2010

Often, I stumble upon an engrossing website or an excellent blog post or WordPress plugin, and I immediately think about donating to the cause, but for whatever reason, I rarely ever give. Usually a lack of a “donate” button (from PayPal or Amazon) deters me from doing so. There is now a fix: new micro-payment/donating… Read more of: become a patron of the arts—of writing, of film, of … whatever