By - 10/10/12 - 11:08 am

Ned Bachelder, who organizes a local get-together of programmers who use Python, was getting tired of trying to figure out how to feed the herd. So he's written a script he calls to give him an answer.

By - 10/8/12 - 8:13 am

Luke Timmerman explains why Boston is poised to overtake the Bay Area as the biotech hub of the universe - and his reasons sound a lot like the reasons why the Bay Area overtook the Boston area as the high-tech center of the world:

By - 9/28/12 - 8:31 pm

Charles Street

Tammytantrum noticed that Maps doesn't realize that Boston has more than one Charles Street (three, actually); anybody who follows the map to the Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro is going to get just a bit confused.

By - 9/21/12 - 9:09 am

Apple fanbois and girlzOccupy Apple Store.

By - 9/18/12 - 8:18 am

Boston Business Journal reports a local company has come up with robots aimed at further dehumanizing the workforce helping factory workers with repetitive tasks. For some reason, the robot has googly eyes.

By - 8/30/12 - 9:25 am

In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!

By - 8/17/12 - 6:03 pm

Dude lives in a project in the South End and watches a lot of anime.

By - 8/8/12 - 8:19 pm

Stompymen with just one leg. Photo by Chris Devers. Posted under this license.Stompymen with just one leg back in May. Photo by Chris Devers. Posted under this license.

By - 7/31/12 - 7:46 pm

At-large Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Felix Arroyo say that rather than just let old payphones collect trash and rust, the city should use them to set up free wireless zones.

The councilors say Boston could use more places where people could get online for free:

There is a digital divide between different demographics and socioeconomic levels and such a program would expand access to the internet for more Boston residents.

The two will ask the full council tomorrow to approve a hearing on whether Boston could follow New York with a pilot of free, anonymous WiFi.

By - 7/23/12 - 3:29 pm

Nature reports on some interesting work done by a team of researchers at Harvard and Mass. General, who found inspiration at the jellyfish exhibit at the New England Aquarium.

By - 7/4/12 - 1:14 pm

Phill Hunt was thirsty today:

I wanna go for a drink at Higgs Boston.

Hillary, however, suggests it may be too late:

Higgs Boston - it's behind an unmarked door, down a staircase, next to a Dunkies. If you have to ask, you're not cool enough to go there.

And, in fact, there is a surprising number of Google results for the term Higgs Boston.

But what does it all mean? Technology reporter John Moe sums it up, in fewer than 140 characters, no less:

"I'm wicked hahd to find." - The Higgs-Boston Particle.

Chris Marstall adds:

Higgs Boston represent! Take that New York, lets see your Higgs!

To which Sean Frederick piles on:

"How do you like them atoms?" #higgsboston

By - 6/13/12 - 8:37 am

ICANN, the group that decides on Internet domains (such as .com, .net, etc.) recently solicited bids for a whole new generation of "generic top-level domain names." Dan Rowinski notes that our very own Globe has applied to set up and run a domain of .boston (see all the applications).

By - 6/5/12 - 12:31 pm

The Mayor's Office of Constituent Engagement reports it's working on a new version of Citizen's Connect, which will let you close out your own complaints, say, if you report a possum in your trash and then notice that somebody else has freed the critter. The city's aiming for a fall release date.

By - 6/5/12 - 8:55 am

Only they didn't seem to be much reassured. The Daily Free Press reports on the latest meeting on BU's biolab, which wants to bring in the world's deadliest pathogens for study.

By - 5/2/12 - 2:23 pm

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals today upheld a jury's conviction of a bookkeeper at Bridgewater State College for embezzling more than $355,000 in a year.

Clare Werner argued the conviction should be appealed because her lawyer discovered two of the jurors had posted complaints about being selected for the jury on Facebook and because the trial judge dismissed her complaint about that online activity even before Facebook had responded to the judge's subpoena for records related to the post.

By - 4/29/12 - 9:09 am

Over the past couple of months, companies that produce porn films have filed a series of lawsuits in US District Court in Boston against scores of unidentified BitTorrent users they claim are illegally distributing such classics as "Illegal Ass 2" and "Big Wet Brazilian Asses 7."

The copyright suits list the defendants only as Does, but say the plaintiffs have their IP numbers and will use that to seek their names and addresses from their ISPs. The suits seek an end to the file swapping, destruction of any copies of the films and, naturally, lots of money.

By - 4/19/12 - 8:12 am

The Crimson reports on debates over the future of the school's libraries in this digital age, provides one professor's reason for preferring having to scoot around the university to do research:

Some of the books Staehli uses measure more than six feet in height, and the experience of handling these unique, highly-detailed books cannot be replicated on a computer screen, he says.

While it takes only a second to flip a page, it can sometimes take up to several hours to download a high-quality file, he noted.

By - 4/12/12 - 7:12 am

Fast Company grooves on Citizens Connect, says its very simplicity - all it does is let people complain about potholes and the like - is why it works:

With its Citizens Connect app, the Hub is showing how to use technology to empower citizens and involve them in the inner workings of the city.