If you haven’t read the transcript of Sean Eddy‘s recent talk “On High Throughput Sequencing for Neuroscience“, go ahead and read it. It’s full of many observations and insights into the relationships between computational and “wet” biology, and it is very well-written. I agree with many of his points, for example, that sequencing is not […]
A question to genome annotators out there. I need a simple genome annotator for annotating bacteriophage genomes in an undergraduate course. Until now, we used DNAMaster but for various reasons I would like to move away from that. Here’s what I need for class: 1. Annotate a single assembled linear chromosome, about 50,000 bp, 80-120 genes, no […]
Let’s get this clear: Tyrannosaurus rex, the best selling figurine of class reptilia is not my favorite bad-ass top-of-the-food chain predator. Come on. Did you see its arms? I mean… As a kid, I always thought the Allosaurus was much cooler. For one thing, it was on the cover of my favorite dinosaur book, “The […]
…Tim Berners-Lee taught the world to play. Well, actually, he posted the following on the Usenet group alt.hypertext. For those of you who are too young to remember Usenet, think of it as a working version of Google+. Scroll down to message 3, in which the first web-page server is announced.
I can’t bring myself to say Happy Birthday Alan Turing, for Turing was definitely not a happy man towards the end of his life. All his contributions science and society amounted to naught when he was persecuted for his homosexuality, eventually driving him to suicide. What that brilliant mind could have contributed to society beyond his 42nd year, […]
It is very annoying when you leave an ssh window open to your server with something running, go to lunch, come back to see this: Read from remote host my.stupid.server.uni.edu: Connection reset by peer. Connection to my.stupid.server.uni.edu closed. So here are two fixes. The first is server side. ssh to your server, and […]
The hype cycle characterizes the over-excitement and subsequent disappointment with new technologies. I expanded this a bit to include research and social trends in science which seem prevalent nowadays. Any views represented in this hype cycle diagram are my own, and in no way represent the views of my employers, family, friends, neighbors, greengrocer, auto […]