Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A selection of interesting "reactions" from around the lab...

Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Eve to all, here in the Baran lab, we have a lot of pretty mundane reactions running on a day to day basis, but sometimes things get weird. Here's a few of my observations that I've managed to photodocument. As for the details of these reactions - I'll let those that ran them chime in if they care to. 

[...Click through to see some photos...]

Thursday, November 21, 2013

iBooks on your Mac desktop/laptop

I guess this blog entry could be called "The Portable Chemist's Consultant Part 4” (see Part 3 here).

First off, we have a new book update (Version 2.4), as listed in Open Flask and on the book's website.

Secondly, with Apple’s new Mavericks system, iBooks can be used on a desktop or laptop. I have placed some screenshots below to show how the iBooks looks like on the computer screen.

Normally the iBooks page looks like this:

When you place your mouse cursor on the left hand side of the page, a little arrow appears, which you can click to go to the preceding page. Same thing for the right hand side of the page to go to the following page.

When you place your mouse cursor on the top part of the page, many icons appear: the book icon (it opens your iBooks library), the bullet point icon (it shows the book's table of contents in a side pop-up), the notes icon (it shows notes or study cards), the search icon (it finds text, media, notes, or a page number) and the bookmark icon (it adds or removes a bookmark).

 And finally, when you place your mouse cursor on the bottom part of the page, you will get a “back button” on the bottom left corner of your screen.

I actually think the iBooks program is faster on the computer than on the iPad—so check it out!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bitters-Free Baran Modification of the Bourbon Old-Fashioned

All right, Andre, I'll bite. Now that I know what I'm supposed to do, I figure I'll tell the internet about the Baran Lab modification of your bourbon old-fashioned, which I suppose will be retired in short order.