22 June 2012

Happy birthday, Alan

In honor of Alan Turing's centenary, Charles Severance visits Bletchley Park where Turing contributed to codebreaking in World War II, building on work by the Polish Cypher Bureau. Bletchley Park displays powered-up replicas of the hybrid electronic/electromechanical BOMBE and Colossus devices from that period.

Meanwhile, the editors of Nature evaluate Turing's legacy with a series of articles.

15 June 2012

It's a conference, hon

Registration is open for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women Computing conference, to be held in Baltimore in October. Career fairs, workshops on leadership and personal networking skills, and over 600 speakers, including Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist at bit.ly.

14 June 2012

Let me get back to you

Blogger appears to have hosed up the formatting of posts that use <pre> and/or <code> tags.  Good thing I have a little time to clean them up.


For those of us silverbacks still making the transition to subversion, Diomidis Spinellis offers a short introduction to Git, its terminology, and its way of looking at the problem of distributed version control.