Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The JACS TOC featuring your review?

Yes, that is now possible: your JACS paper review from your blog in the TOC (and most other journals):

Noel adapted a Greasemonkey script by Pedro that retrieves blog items that discuss the item from Chemical blogspace and inserts them in the TOC. If you hover over the Cb icon, the comments will pop up (Noel, the bubble is a bit to comic for my taste):

The details on this and other chemical user scripts can be found here. Oh, just to make sure for those who do not yet know how this works: the script modifies the TOC only locally. That is, only browsers that have the userscript installed will see the pimped TOC.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

New Blogs #4

Already the fourth in the series (after #1, #2 and #3), and there are ten new blogs, summing up to 96 blogs now:

Suggestions are most welcome, and thanx to those who did in the last month.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Chemical blogspace getting physical at the ACS?

Lamentations on Chemistry is proposing to meet at the next ACS meeting in Chicago. I think this is an excellent idea, and hope to meet the other bloggers in chemical blogspace in person. Mitch replied that a similar thing was done at the previous ACS meeting.

Interestingly, the program of the meeting contains talks on blogging too:

CHED 25: "Teaching organic chemistry with blogs and wikis" Jean-Claude Bradley
... The evolution in the use of blogs and wikis in the teaching of undergraduate organic chemistry classes will be described, both as convenient tools to deliver course material and as platforms for student assignments. ...

CHED 21: "Blogging the culture of chemistry" Michelle M. Francl
... The Culture of Chemistry blog explores the relationship between chemistry, chemists and everything else. The connections between science content blogs and science culture blogs will be explored using the Culture of Chemistry as a jumping off point. ...

What about Monday or Wednesday afternoon?