Links and Thinks 2021-05-25
1) Regarding the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure denial:
Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Stevens said last week that the board didn’t deny Hannah-Jones tenure. It merely didn’t act on the recommendation because at least one member had questions about her qualifications for a lifetime appointment.
2) Discussion about Ramin Bahrani’s film White Tiger – adapted from Aravind Adiga’s novel (in Korean)
3) Recently, I’ve been using the Obsidian notes app rather obsessively obsidian.md:
– Files exist as markdown files, a definite plus.
– You can connect files in a wiki-esque manner, and view the relationship in a rather awesome “graph view”
– Eminently modifiable (including community plugins)
– There is a plugin called Sliding Panes – a little difficult to explain what that does, but it is fantastic
4) Other writing apps I’ve been trying out:
5) Papers to read:
– Base editing: advances and therapeutic opportunities
– Sustained coevolution of phage Lambda and Escherichia coli involves inner- as well as outer-membrane defences and counter-defences | Microbiology Society