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jefferis

Vital nutrient has key role in keeping body clocks running on time

jefferis  on  4/14/2016

Magnesium – a nutrient found in many foods – helps control how cells keep their own form of time to cope with the natural environmental cycle of day and night, scientists in John O’Neill’s group at the LMB, and at the University of Edinburgh have found. More…

LMB In The News 
jefferis

Daily magnesium fluxes regulate cellular timekeeping and energy balance

jefferis  on  4/14/2016

Most organisms, including humans and plants, have circadian rhythms that allow them to adjust their metabolism and behaviour to match the 24-hour cycle of day and night. Circadian rhythms are even observed at the level of individual cells, and are dependent upon a biological clock mechanism that is not fully understood. Work by John O’Neill’s…

Insight on Research 
jefferis

Allergan signs $3.3bn deal with Heptares

jefferis  on  4/13/2016

Heptares Therapeutics, an LMB spin-out company, announces a deal with Allergan for development of novel treatments for neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. More…

LMB In The News 
robbyrussell

2016 Rails hosting survey is open

robbyrussell  on  4/12/2016

If you’ve not taken the 2016 Rails hosting survey, please do so at http://rails-hosting.com/

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robbyrussell

20 Free Design Resources for Developers

robbyrussell  on  4/12/2016

20 Free Design Resources for Developers

This list is for both the developer who could use some help navigating the world of design and the designer who is always on the hunt for a new weapon to add to their arsenal.

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jefferis

Artificial DNA could build new generation of cancer drugs

jefferis  on  4/12/2016

Scientists have built the first 3D nano-sized objects using artificial DNA, which could be used to deploy cancer treatments inside tumour cells. The teams from the LMB and The Institute of Cancer Research, London created microscopic pyramid- and diamond-shaped 3D ‘packets’ by folding together artificial nucleic acid building blocks called Xeno nucleic acids (XNAs). More…

LMB In The News 
robbyrussell

Behind the Ruby Gems Curtain

robbyrussell  on  4/11/2016

Behind the Ruby Gems Curtain

Debugging Gems in a Rails is fun and easy, when Bundler started giving me nonsensical errors I cracked it open to take peek.

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robbyrussell

Code Watch: Flexbox

robbyrussell  on  4/8/2016

Code Watch: Flexbox

Flexbox is the answer to so many frontend developers nightly prayers. It helps with column-based layouts and has a few more tricks up its sleeve. You won't believe the part about content-ordering!

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robbyrussell

Junior Developer Tips – Which Programming Language Should I Start With?

robbyrussell  on  4/6/2016

Junior Developer Tips – Which Programming Language Should I Start With?

Rahul Gulati asks what programming language should I start with?

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robbyrussell

Why is Ruby On Rails a Good Fit in 2016?

robbyrussell  on  4/5/2016

Why is Ruby On Rails a Good Fit in 2016?

An overview of why we use Ruby on Rails and why it is a good framework for the people we work with.

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jefferis

Cambridge Pharmaceutical Cryo-EM Consortium

jefferis  on  4/5/2016

Cambridge Pharmaceutical Cryo-EM Consortium formed by FEI, five pharmaceutical companies, LMB and the University of Cambridge. Sample preparation and data collection services on a cryo-transmission electron microscope (cryo-EM) will be provided to the consortium companies for early-stage drug discovery research. More…

LMB In The News 
robbyrussell

5 Web Products We Never Launched

robbyrussell  on  4/4/2016

5 Web Products We Never Launched

Over the years, we’ve had a number of product ideas. Here are five applications that never survived.

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jefferis

Mini-brains show great potential to replace animals in studying neurological disease

jefferis  on  4/4/2016

Madeline Lancaster has recently won the annual NC3Rs 3Rs Prize for her work on the creation of brain organoids that mimic the developing human cerebrum. More…

LMB In The News 
robbyrussell

Should we upgrade to Rails 5?

robbyrussell  on  4/4/2016

Should we upgrade to Rails 5?

Version 5 of Ruby on Rails is coming soon! Using this new version is a no-brainer for a new project, but should your team take the time to upgrade your existing Ruby on Rails app?

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robbyrussell

Will it make an impact?

robbyrussell  on  4/1/2016

Art, without distribution and discovery, moves nobody. Did it ever exist? Science, without clear explanation and advocacy, won’t be understood by the masses. Will it make an impact?

Jocelyn K. Glei from Make Your Mark: The Creative's Guide to Building a Business with Impact

birtles

Gecko insiders

birtles  on  4/1/2016

At Mozilla Japan, we’ve been doing a series of monthly events called “Gecko inside” where we discuss details of hacking on Gecko in the hope of helping each other learn and helping new contributors to get started. Last weekend we held a special “write a patch” day where we gathered a group of long-time contributors […]

Mozilla Japan Status updates Web Animations Mozilla 
robbyrussell

Video Testimonial: Oregonian / OregonLive

robbyrussell  on  3/31/2016

Steve Suo and Grant Butler from the Oregonian/OregonLive share their experience of working with our team and the results of our redesigned Recipe Box; from a more inspiring and searchable application, to an increase in traffic, to simultaneously freeing up their staff time to focus on the content they serve to customers.

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jefferis

Kelly Nguyen awarded Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award 2017

jefferis  on  3/31/2016

Thi Hoang Duong (Kelly) Nguyen from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division has won the prestigious Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award 2017 for Genes, for her contribution to our understanding of the architecture and activation mechanism of the splicesome. The Biochemical Society exists to advance molecular and cellular biosciences, and with over 6000 members, is…

LMB News 
robbyrussell

Rails Hosting Survey 2016

robbyrussell  on  3/29/2016

Rails Hosting Survey 2016

The Rails Hosting Survey is back for the fourth time! This is your opportunity to share your thoughts with the community and gauge current trends in Rails hosting.

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robbyrussell

Learning D3

robbyrussell  on  3/29/2016

Learning D3

I recently had the opportunity to use D3.js for the first time. The learning curve was steep, I was able to produce a series of dynamic charts that I was quite proud of. Here is a summary and brief walkthrough of my learning experience.

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jefferis

From Parkinson’s Disease to ubiquitin

jefferis  on  3/29/2016

Mechanistic studies on a few curious proteins associated with familial Parkinson’s disease have led researchers in the EMBO community, including David Komander’s group at LMB, on a journey to cast surprising new light on the universal cellular ubiquitin modification system (page 9) More…

LMB In The News 
robbyrussell

Computed Macros in Ember

robbyrussell  on  3/24/2016

Computed Macros in Ember

Let's discuss a few ways that we've used Computed properties in Ember.js.

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jefferis

Steven Brenner named Fellow in International Group

jefferis  on  3/24/2016

Former LMB PhD student Steven Brenner has been named a fellow by a prestigious computational biology association for his groundbreaking research in protein analysis and genetics. More…

LMB Alumni News 
eeejay

Benchmarking Speech Rate

eeejay  on  3/17/2016

In my last post, I covered the speech rate problem as I perceived it. Understanding the theory of what is going on is half the work. I decided to make a cross-platform speech rate benchmark that would allow me to identify how well each platform conforms to rate changes. So how do you measure speech […]

Accessibility Software Technology Uncategorized 
robbyrussell

5-day sprints are gaining traction

robbyrussell  on  3/16/2016

Business-as-usual decision-making is busted: we strive for consensus; we don’t make tough calls; we aren’t transparent about how choices are made. The sprint corrects these problems.

John Zeratsky from Harvard Business Review: Sprints Are the Secret to Getting More Done

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eeejay

Normalizing Speech Rate

eeejay  on  3/13/2016

While working on the speech synthesis API in Firefox, I have been trying to figure out how to provide the most consistent experience across different desktop platforms. This is tricky, because each platform has its own speech API. Each API has slightly differing feature sets and idiosyncrasies. A good way to foresee the difficulties others […]

Accessibility Software Technology Uncategorized 
robbyrussell

Block radios and checkboxes with simple_form

robbyrussell  on  3/8/2016

Block radios and checkboxes with simple_form

There’s a common issue I've been having with the default way that simple_form renders the markup for checkboxes and radio buttons.

It’s been irking me for some time, because all that needs to happen is have an element that wraps both label and input together so we can style them as a block.

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eeejay

Narrate: A New Feature in Firefox Nightly

eeejay  on  3/7/2016

Reader View in Firefox makes reading articles, stories and blog posts enjoyable. It removes the noisy background ads and graphics, and gives you a clean single column optimized for your reading pleasure. As of today’s Nightly build, you will find an extra button in the Reader View toolbar: the Narrate button. Press play in the […]

Uncategorized 
robbyrussell

Simplicity vs. Maintainability: "One Model, One Endpoint" with Ember Data

robbyrussell  on  3/3/2016

Early in our Ember development we came to a crossroad that had significant impact on the Model structure in our application. In this post I’ll summarize one of many issues we ran into during those first several months, and solicit feedback in search of a "best practice" for the Adapter/Serializer structure in the following scenario.

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robbyrussell

5 Steps in a Good Design Process that can Improve Your Health Care Application

robbyrussell  on  3/2/2016

5 Steps in a Good Design Process that can Improve Your Health Care Application

Although there are regulations and complicated processes to contend with, is designing useful health care apps so different from designing other types of applications? Other industries, services, and companies are increasingly embracing technology and improving user experiences every day. And yet the management of our health and wellbeing seems to be quite far behind.

Is it such a unique field that we can’t apply any of our design expertise? I don’t believe so, and here’s why...

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robbyrussell

Do You Have What It Takes To Be a Great Client?

robbyrussell  on  3/2/2016

Do You Have What It Takes To Be a Great Client?

Reflecting on our history of working with a wide variety of clients, I share some thoughts on what you'll need to be successful as a client.

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robbyrussell

4 Reasons We Need to Focus on Redesigning our Health Care Experience

robbyrussell  on  3/1/2016

4 Reasons We Need to Focus on Redesigning our Health Care Experience

Redesigning for digital health care will be a hurdle that we need to overcome. Here are just a few main points to show what’s at stake if we ignore or wait for someone else to figure it out.

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robbyrussell

Our Most Delightful Core Value

robbyrussell  on  3/1/2016

Our Most Delightful Core Value

When looking at our 'core values' you will see words like dependable, versatile and collaborative, words you might expect to see on an organization's value list. Let’s call these ‘The Usual Suspects’. Then, there is one word, in this list, that stands out a little. This particular word is delightful.

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robbyrussell

Slick carousel is awesome and you should use it

robbyrussell  on  2/29/2016

I’ve used a lot of different jQuery plugins without giving them much of a second thought after implementation. With slick carousel though, each time I come back and use it I’m a little more impressed each time. All the features I need are built right in, are intuitive, and work consistently.

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robbyrussell

6 Questions to Ask a Ruby on Rails Company

robbyrussell  on  2/25/2016

6 Questions to Ask a Ruby on Rails Company

Some important questions to keep in mind when you’re interviewing potential development partners.

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robbyrussell

Blair Enns on the rise of the New Peer Groups

robbyrussell  on  2/25/2016

What many veteran network members might find surprising is the event participants communicate with each other far more than do the members of the traditional networks who’ve known each other for years. And they share – boy do they share! They don’t feel the need to be locked into a long-term network arrangement to solicit and offer feedback. They help strangers and expect to be helped by strangers.

Blair Enns from The Changing Face of Agency Networks

As a member of the Owner Summit / Owner Camp network, I thought this was a fascinating read about the history of industry peer groups. At the moment, it's become one of my best tools in my toolbox.

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robbyrussell

Carlos on not knowing

robbyrussell  on  2/25/2016

Not knowing something is the basis of creativity, imagination, and innovation. That’s where scientists come from. 'I don’t know' is their most important question.

Carlos Rodriguez from #JuniorHints: How Planet Argon Hires

acoomans

Finder’s Quick Look sometimes does not render images. Here’s how to fix this:defaults...

acoomans  on  2/21/2016

Finder’s Quick Look sometimes does not render images. Here’s how to fix this:

defaults delete com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection; killall Finder;

source

robbyrussell

Tom on Automatic Differentiation

robbyrussell  on  2/11/2016

Tom Stuart posted up an excellent article on Automatic Differentiation in Ruby with links to his talk slides and video.

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Ruby Programming ruby 
eeejay

It’s MLK Day and It’s Not Too Late to Do Something About It

eeejay  on  1/18/2016

For the last three years I have had the opportunity to send out a reminder to Mozilla staff that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming up, and that U.S. employees get the day off. It has turned into my MLK Day eve ritual. I read his letters, listen to speeches, and then I compose […]

Personal Software World Affairs 
robbyrussell

Action Cable demo by DHH in Rails 5

robbyrussell  on  12/20/2015

David was kind enough to put together a demonstration of how to take advantage of Action Cable in Rails 5.

In the video he puts together a small chat application.

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Ruby on Rails rails actioncable demo video 
eseedo

NASA Sidekick太空训练计划-神器HoloLens将助力火星救援

eseedo  on  12/19/2015

马特.达蒙的火星土豆种植大户计划因此会变得更容易了,不想去试试吗?~ 从某种意义上说,NASA可以算是在IT和 […]

行业应用 HoloLens 微软 虚拟现实 
danluu

Big company vs. startup work and compensation

danluu  on  12/18/2015

There’s a meme that’s been going around for a while now: you should join a startup because the money is better and the work is more technically interesting. Paul Graham says that the best way to make money is to “start or join a startup”, which has been “a reliable way to get rich for hundreds of years”, and that you can “compress a career’s worth of earnings into a few years”. Michael Arrington says that you’ll become a part of history. Joel Spolsky says that by joining a big company, you’ll end up playing foosball and begging people to look at your code. Sam Altman says that if you join Microsoft, you won’t build interesting things and may not work with smart people. They all claim that you’ll learn more and have better options if you go

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eseedo

Sony Playstation VR游戏系列13- Earthlight

eseedo  on  12/18/2015

坐等2016年的春天,在家中也可以遨游太空    

VR游戏 360°视频 Sony Playstation VR 
doublec

Cross compile Pony programs for Android

doublec  on  12/17/2015

Support for compiling Pony programs on ARM and 32-bit x86 landed recently. This allows compiling and running Pony on Raspberry Pi and other ARM devices. I was curious if it would be possible to compile Pony programs to run on Android and this post outlines how I got a "Hello World" example working.

The Pony compiler, ponyc, does not currently support cross compilation. It uses the C pre-processor to generate code for the platform it is running on. This has hardcoded assumptions for byte size (32 vs 64 bit) and processor support (ARM vs x86). Note that this is a proof of concept and hacks the compiler and runtime source to get things working. From this I hope to learn more elegant ways of supporting cross compiling.

Ponyc Android Cross

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eseedo

看当年《兄弟连》中的王牌101空降师如何使用VR进行单兵实战训练

eseedo  on  12/17/2015

本文摘选自《超越虚拟现实》 早在2002年,美军就推出了军方专用的《America’s Army》军事训练游戏 […]

行业动态 虚拟现实 模拟训练 
doublec

C linkable libraries with Pony

doublec  on  12/16/2015

My quick look at Pony post covered how to use the FFI to call C code from a Pony program. It's also possible to compile Pony code to a C library that can be linked into a C program. This allows integrating Pony into existing C projects without having to convert the C project into a library to be called by Pony.

I've put a small example of how to do this on github at https://github.com/doublec/pony-clib-example.

Pony has a special type of actor that will result in a C compatible interface being generated. The syntax for this is actor@. The example in the project is:

actor@ Foo
  new create() =>
    None

  be hi() =>
    @printf[I32]("Hi\n".cstring())

This creates a C compatible actor called Foo. It has a constructor create and a

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eseedo

Sony Playstation VR游戏系列12-DREAMS

eseedo  on  12/16/2015

  2015年很快就要结束了,想想Sony Playstation VR已经准备了这么多的高品质游戏 […]

VR游戏 Sony Playstation VR 
jefferis

Understanding the maternal age effect in human oocytes

jefferis  on  12/15/2015

Human eggs are frequently aneuploid, meaning they have the wrong number of chromosomes, and this is a major cause of pregnancy loss and Down syndrome. Aneuploidy in human eggs increases with advanced maternal age, which may explain why it is more difficult for women to get pregnant as they get older, and why miscarriages and…

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