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    Archive for August, 2010

    qotd

    23rd August 2010

    “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”
    — Bertrand Russell

    Only marginally related: Dunning-Kruger effect

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    DreamPie: the ultimate Python shell

    11th August 2010

    DreamPie: the Python shell you’ve always dreamt about!

    • Type your code in the lower pane of the window. To execute, press Ctrl+Enter. One-liners can be executed by simply pressing Enter; If you don’t want them executed, press Space and then Enter.

    • Use Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down to navigate between code segments you’ve already executed. You can write a few letters before pressing Ctrl+Up, and DreamPie will only search through code segments starting with those letters.

    • Press Tab or Ctrl+Space to show a list of completions to the current expression. It will also complete file names!

    • Your results are stored in variables named _0, _1, and so on.

    • Type a function name and press the space key and DreamPie will automatically add parentheses for you!

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    Tools for conversion of IDs in genomics

    10th August 2010

    Tools for conversion of IDs in genomics

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    Recommended: On Basilisk Station (by David Weber)

    8th August 2010

    I definitely enjoyed this high-quality book. It provides enough details to vividly imagine all the people and events, but that is not the main reason I like it. The main reason is duty (or, to be more precise, military duty, albeit highly civil-oriented). Due to high level of details, some may find this book boring – but not those who can remember all the details of what they’ve ever seen.

    I would even call this a heroic novel, as heroism (together with duty, persistence and high morals) best describes the actions of Captain Honor Harrington.

    I found both a PDF version here (provided by World Public Library Association), and an audio-book here, although I’m not sure those copies are legitimate (i.e. not pirate copies violating international copyright treaties). Use at your own discretion, or just buy a paperback.

    This book happens to be the first in Honor Harrington series. I haven’t yet seen other books or reviews thereof, but this one is definitely worth reading on its own.

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