Daily Archives:April 14th, 2008


The Guardian’s ‘Science Weekly’ podcast is rather good, and the episode I’ve just enjoyed finished off with a great song by Johnny Berliner about the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.

The classics in this genre are, of course, Flanders & Swann on The First and Second Law of Thermodynamics and Tom Lehrer’s recitation of the periodic table to the tune of ‘I am the very model of a modern major general’. If you like these, I recommend following the link above and scrolling about 22 minutes into the podcast.

More from Johnny here.

Using the Sony eBook Reader with a Mac

Sony eBook readerAbout a year ago I wrote about my experiments with getting a Sony PRS500 Reader talking to my Mac.

Quietly, over that time, it’s been getting easier, as Kovid Goyal has turned his rather unexcitingly-named libprs500 from a basic command-line utility to a full-featured GUI application, which can do things like capture RSS feeds and format them for the Sony. It still has some quirks, but is well-worth checking out, and it runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.

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