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I'm an editor, very amateur photographer, and family history enthusiast from Ireland, but based in Washington, DC.

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John F. Foley

Testing the Quill Editor

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After listening to Kevin Marks and Leo Laporte talk about the Quill editor in a recent episode of This Week in Google, I decided to give it a try. It took me a while to get Quill to talk to my Known website, because although I had connected Known to my Twitter account, I hadn't associated my Known site with Twitter. Once I'd figured that out, I was good to go. So this is the first try. I like to listen to discussions about and the concept of publishing on your own site and sharing to other places, but I guess I'm not technically smart enough to figure it all out for myself. I'm also not that social, so I don't have much to share, but I guess that I can work on that. Anyway, I'm about to hit publish, so we'll see what happens.

John F. Foley

Focus on Inflammation

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The process of inflammation is very important as a response to cell stress, infection, or tissue damage; without inflammation, we would not recover from these insults. However, too much of a good thing can be bad, so if inflammation is left unchecked, it can cause damage and even death. In my day job, I am one of the editors of the scientific journal Science Signaling, and in the 3 March 2015 issue, we have a special focus on inflammation.

For this issue, I wrote anĀ Editorial Guide that highlights recent published research that investigated the mechanisms that promote or resolve inflammation. A better understanding of the molecular players involved in the inflammatory response will result in the development of more effective therapies to treat acute and chronic inflammatory diseases, including sepsis, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis.

John F. Foley

Thinking About Platforms and Ecosystems | Mobile content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows http://winsupersite.com/mobile/thinking-about-platforms-and-ecosystems

Paul Thurrott has a really interesting (and not short!) piece on his SuperSite for Windows on the importance of choosing the best products to use. Ideally, of course, we would be able to use any software or service on any platform or device, and we shouldn't have to worry about whether we're users of Apple, Android, or Windows Phone. We're not in that position yet, but we're moving in that direction, and as long as we continue to have choice, we should be able to tailor our technology to best suit our (evolving) needs.

John F. Foley

Just set up my Known site! Very interested in the idea of having one place for all my content.