1985 computing in action

This YouTube video from the BBC Archive channel gives a glimpse of computing in 1995 when the DIGITAL VT100 terminal was king! Description based on info on YouTube: At the Boston software company Infocom, Fred Harris gets behind the scenes. The developer has had considerable success with its series of text-based adventure games, including The… Read More »

File not found. The vanishing concept of File

The complete title from this article is “File not found A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans” (Archived version.) Here is a short summary: It’s the idea that a modern computer doesn’t just save a file in an infinite expanse; it saves it in the “Downloads” folder,… Read More »

Do yourself a favor: learn Markdown. BibTex for PubMed

In the series Do yourself a favor: learn Markdown I added a very useful web site for bibliography in R/Rstudio. The original post is here: Episode 5. BibTeX interface for PubMed Summary: A web site to create BibTex entries for bibliography in R Markdown. The most useful tool I found is from www.bioinformatics.org titled: TeXMed… Read More »

PyMOD 3: Structural Bioinformatics within PyMOL

Web page: http://schubert.bio.uniroma1.it/pymod/GitHub: https://github.com/pymodproject/pymod Reference Giacomo Janson, Alessandro Paiardini, PyMod 3: a complete suite for structural bioinformatics in PyMOL, Bioinformatics, Volume 37, Issue 10, 15 May 2021, Pages 1471–1472, https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa849 Abstract The PyMod project is designed to act as a fully integrated interface between the popular molecular graphics viewer PyMOL, and some of the most… Read More »

Explore 800 medieval manuscriptsof France and England

Now for a look back in time, when DNA was far from being discovered! https://manuscrits-france-angleterre.org Some links will go to the British Library in England: https://www.bl.uk/medieval-english-french-manuscripts Other links will be from the National French Library (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, BNF) with an English version: https://gallica.bnf.fr/accueil/en/content/accueil-en Credit: Image on Bristish Library page https://www.bl.uk/medieval-english-french-manuscripts

QR code decoding

QR codes are useful in some way if the user has a smart phone. But what if there is no smart phone around? I have been frustrated on occasion because there was a QR code but I wanted to to open the link on my Mac… Yesterday I saw this very useful that works on… Read More »

Check shortened links for safety

Source: Five ways to check shortened links for safety Before you visit a shortened URL, be sure the destination website is secure and appropriate. Shortening a URL has its utilities, especially if it needs to be typed on the keyboard. However, the short link obscures the final destination which might compromise safety. Here is a… Read More »

Big Book of R

www.bigbookofr.com by Oscar Baruffa This online book is a compendium list of ~300 books using R for data analysis. Fro example, one useful example contained within is Computational Genomics with R by Altuna Akalin (2020-09-30.) The big book is available on GitHub as BigBookofR. If you take time to check the site and file 020-book_list.Rmd… Read More »

When We Met Other Human Species

In the light of the new Nobel Prize nomination of Svante Pääbo it is nice to watch these youtube titles. The first one is from PBS, and offers a nice summary without too much scientific jargon or baggage. The next title is presented by Svante Pääbo that was the presentation that I saw at the… Read More »

Chateaubriand Fellowship for PhD students

Chateaubriand Fellowship The Chateaubriand Fellowship allows PhD students registered in an American university the opportunity to spend 4–9 months in France. The fellowship aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations or join projects between French and American research teams. US citizenship is not required (see eligibility and guidelines.) Summary French Government funded Chateaubriand STEM Fellowship available… Read More »