Friday, July 24, 2009

A Few Quick Peeks Before Fieldwork Hiatus

Sorry for the massive delay in posting - as many of my readers probably experience, summer is a busy time for fieldwork, catching up on research projects, and the like. In the morning, I'm heading into the field for the next three weeks. Upon my return, you can look forward to the following posts:
  • A full review of the Asus Eee PC 901 as an option for field paleontologists. I bought one a few months ago as an ultra-light travel laptop as well as a machine for the field. Its extended battery life (up to 8 hours under the most ideal conditions, allegedly) is particularly intriguing to me. . .will it hold up to the hype?
  • A look at how to use ImageJ for basic measurements from digital photographs, including lengths and angles.
  • More open source journal goodness, with a focus on one or two publications in particular.
  • And, much more!
And finally, a link. . ."Does publication in top-tier journals affect reviewer behavior?" This study, published recently in PLoS ONE, asks an interesting question with direct relevance to all of us who publish.

And another link. . .an interesting piece of free software called paleoPhylo was just published in the latest issue of Paleobiology. It slices! It dices! It draws temporally-calibrated phylogenies using R!

See all of you in a few weeks.

3 comments:

Raptor Lewis said...

Cool, Andy! I hope your Fieldwork yields success! :)

Where are you headed, anyway?

Dino said...

I'm assuming you bought the one that runs Linux? ;)

Andy said...

I was off to the Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah. . .

and yes, of course I bought the version running Linux! :-)