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    Installing DeadBeef music player on Debian

    16th October 2010

    In my previous post on CUE sheet support in Linux music players I mentioned DeaDBeeF. Unfortunately, DeaDBeeF is not yet available as a Debian package.

    Fortunately, Alexey Smirnov (the author of DeaDBeeF) maintains a github repository deadbeef-debian which has simple instructions on installing DeaDBeeF in Debian (citing with minor edits): Read the rest of this entry »

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    International salary survey in sciences (2010)

    14th October 2010

    Nature published the said survey based on responses of over 10000 employees in science. It has lots of multi-axis data to explore, and some major trends are discussed in the special report. Highly recommended for anyone considering science career changes.

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    Linux server remote backup options

    3rd October 2010

    Recently I finally managed to configure remote (aka off-site) backup for my Debian server. As always, I started with a comparison of existing solutions.

    Debian has a number of packages enabling remote (over the network) backup: backupPC, backupninja, backup-manager, dirvish, duplicity, luckybackup, rdiff-backup, and some others.

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    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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