Molecular puzzle solved by gamers

This is pretty cool to see. The game is called Foldit.

Video-game players have solved a molecular puzzle that stumped scientists for years, and those scientists say the accomplishment could point the way to crowdsourced cures for AIDS and other diseases.

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New Features: Better Tagging with P2 (via WordPress.com News)

Just launched some new features on WordPress.com! If you have any feedback or suggestions feel free to leave them on the original post.

Better Tagging with P2 When we originally released P2 our mission was to create an awesome feature-packed group blog theme. We have stayed true to that mission with new improvements to P2 functionality that will make collaborating with others much easier. P2 now sports a site member autocomplete tool that takes the guesswork out of tagging people in your posts. P2 will also now display the most popular tags for a blog as well as the number of times a tag has been used. … Read More

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Bring Tweets To Your Content (via WordPress.com News)

Have you ever wanted to quote or share a tweet but had to painstakingly take screenshots of said tweet, upload them, and then embed the images in your post? Today we are launching a new feature dubbed Twitter Blackbird Pie. The new feature makes displaying tweets in all their glory as simple as pasting a link in your post as shown below. http://twitter.com/wordpressdotcom/status/600049276948480 What is Blackbird Pie? Twitter Blackbird Pie is a me … Read More

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Not much to report this week. Wrapping u… (via WordPress Summer of Code 2010)

Not much to report this week. Wrapping up as the pencils down date approaches. I did further UI work with Jane on the home page. I also did some code polishing. I will wrap the week up by doing a final sweep of the code and then enjoying a vacation in the mountains of WV. I'm very happy with how the project went and will have a beta version available once it is at that level. Be expecting future updates and developments on the project outside of … Read More

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The template pack has been finished and … (via WordPress Summer of Code 2010)

The template pack has been finished and I've tested it on a few different themes from the theme directory. It should be interesting to see how that is used and I'm glad that this feature was suggested. I also did my presentation on Friday. There were a lot of lurkers and a few questions asked. I've done the usual bug finding and fixing to make sure the code is solid. I have also been working with Jane on UI things. We have started on the home pag … Read More

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Last week was a pretty busy week involvi… (via WordPress Summer of Code 2010)

Last week was a pretty busy week involving  some personal things and also work things unrelated to GSoC.  Of course I do have updates for this! I talked with the UI team in the meeting last Tuesday and will do so again tomorrow to see how the mockups are coming along.  I also did further work on the template pack plugin. It is pretty much done and only needs another day or so of work. Hopefully once that is done I will have a finalized UI to work … Read More

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Theme Support (via WordPress Summer of Code 2010)

I heard a request from a few people last week about making the project easier to theme/change the look of etc. Orignally this was just going to be just child theme support and perhaps a control panel for easily changing around some colors. Jane had the idea during one of our chats to make a plugin similar to the BuddyPress Theme Pack. The new plugin would attempt to make any theme IdeaPress compatible with no edits to add the support. I've been w … Read More

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The past week involved a lot of cleanup … (via WordPress Summer of Code 2010)

The past week involved a lot of cleanup so there is not much visually to show. I went through to make sure that all the comments described the code and that the code was readable. I also caught a few bugs in the progress. I also completed my midterm evaluation. (Don't forget yours because Friday is the deadline!) In about 30 minutes I will be in participating in the UI chat where part of the agenda is to take a look at some of the home page  mock … Read More

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The project is still progressing very we… (via WordPress Summer of Code 2010)

The project is still progressing very well. I added some of the features Jane and I discussed in Chicago: Comments can be voted on. Comment voting looks just like solutions and ideas voting but will most likely look simpler when the UI changes are made. There is a special bookmarklet/favorites menu script that allows you to post an idea from any site. A closed and open filter has been added to the search system so we can view just open ideas if w … Read More

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