Rest in peace Howard. Link
VM images are just PDFs you can run. If we use 'em for reproducibility today, ppl will have to hack tools to mine their content tomorrow.
If you're going to buy a book on dance culture this year, this is the one. Seriously recommended - lowdown at the blog: Link
If programmers _really_ wanted to help scientists, they'd build a version control system that was more usable than Git.
Daddy, Why Don't You Ever Laugh? third-bit.com/2015/11/09/dad…
RIP Rod Temperton - Cleethorpe's born and originally in the band Heatwave, for whom he wrote hits including 'Boogie Nights', 'Always And Forever' and 'The Groove Line'. He'd subsequently move to the US, becoming one of the great songwriters of the period, with credits including 'Stomp' by Brothers Johnson, 'Give Me The Night' by George Benson, and a trio of classic Michael Jackson singles, 'Off The Wall', 'Rock With You' and 'Thriller'. More at the blog: http://blog.gregwilson.co.uk/2016/10/rod-temperton