Deepak Singh at bbgm has a post about a series of blog entries from Jamis Buck that he has found especially insightful. "The articles are about programming and development, but the tenets apply equally well to the sciences," Singh writes. Buck offers guidelines for making sure that you take your work to a level of "awesomeness," including: knowing available tools, languages, and libraries.

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