I went hiking with some friends this weekend and our trail took us through a herd of grazing cows.
Number 645 wasn’t too pleased with us mucking about her field.
It was a tense standoff!
My heart was beating pretty fast when we tiptoed around her.
I was doing some next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis over the weekend, for the the first time. As such, I had to get some of the common software tools like PEAR and bowtie. Their official sites were hosted by SourceForge, but I didn’t want to download the binaries from SourceForge ’cause I’m paranoid about malware. So, I compiled them myself.
The process turned out to be super easy!
They all have git repos:
For example, for bowtie, you can do:
git clone https://github.com/BenLangmead/bowtie.git
For bowtie, you need libtbb, and for bowtie2, you need to compile with NO_TBB=1.
I’m pleasantly surprised because I remember the struggle of building open source projects when I was a young’un.
Just wanted to share!
Sometimes I see a cute lil dog saunter by, and it makes my day.
Here’s a fanart of Anna from the new Fire Emblem iOS game.
I haven’t really drawn fanart like this since a time in my youth, when I was obsessed with Nintendo.
This doodle was inspired by a need to do something more productive/theraputic than iOS games.
Perhaps there’ll be more.