Like a few hundred million other people, I was curious to see what the newly released Microsoft Word for iPad app was capable of. One feature in particular is of great interest to me: the rendering of DrawingML graphics. It does not go without saying by any means that the app will abide to its own (very complex) format specification, but I am pleased to report that it does.
Last week I was at the American Chemical Society meeting in Dallas, which was incidently a particularly enjoyable gathering. I presented two talks, one of which described some of the latest developments of the Green Lab Notebook project (for slides, see slideshare and figshare). After having given a couple of talks about this as yet unfinished app, it’s time to start the run-down checklist for what goes into a minimum viable product.
Like many (or most) chemists in North America, the twice annual American Chemical Society (ACS) mega-meeting is an important calendar event in spring & autumn. Its primary value proposition is networking, but it also provides an important source of stretch goals. I’ll be presenting two talks, one on Monday about electronic lab notebooks, and the other on Tuesday, about cloud computing. Continue reading