Eric Snowdeal has a cool site/blog called snowdeal.org. It’s very good. Not to mention the cool stuff he’s got on bioinformatics, I also found this nifty link to a talk by the Google director of research. Clever, clever. Discoveries like this really make web surfing pleasant.
Lots of pretty 3-d pictures of proteins. Kinemage Home Page
NCBI has some very readable accounts of how you might use their database tools to do real bioinformatics work: NCBI Coffee Break
An online game that gets smarter the more you play it: Guess The Dictator/Sit-Com Character. Think of a person (any old dictator or sitcom character will do, apparently), and you will be asked yes-no questions, twenty questions style, until the computer guesses who you’re thinking of. If it’s wrong, you add a new question to the database so it’ll win next time. It’s an intriguing concept that sadly doesn’t turn out to be that much fun.
Scott McCloud has re-worked his online presence at scottmccloud.com.
This has got to be the most truly accessible genome browser out there. Built by Jim Kent of UC Santa Cruz, largely as a one man effort, I believe. It’s worth sifting through. Working Draft Genome Browser v5
Alas! Feed is now more. Then again, I never sent them any money. When the NPR folks hijack your radio station during a fundraiser, eventually you send them money. But when a web site goes silent… oh well. Read about it: Feed On Ice: A Word to Our Readers
Those wacky Japanese! They have their own version of reality television, and it blows our version away. Read all about Nasubi and his efforts to live for a year solely on what he could win in contests.
Find here a woman who draws pictures of every meal she eats on her Palm and then uploads it to her blog. Obsessive-compulsive order run wild, or post-modern hero? pocketpig.com – a daily dose of delectable drawings
Atomica Corporation, formerly GuruNet, is a mildly interesting portal-for-sale kind of an idea. I wonder if it will last.