Most people using bash are familiar with piping: this is the ability to direct the output of one process to the input of another allowing the second process to work on data as soon as becomes available. What is not so well known is that piping is a particular case of a more general and powerful… Read More Named pipes, process substitution and tee
This is a plug for Pysam: a well designed and feature rich wrapper for HTSlib. I’ve used pysam for a few years now and it has gotten better with time. It is now a very efficient and convenient library for reading and writing BAM files, reading VCF, FASTQ and FASTA files. For VCF and FASTA… Read More Use pysam
Molecular combing is a fun technique that is used to study longer stretches of DNA and quite different from the next generation sequencing by synthesis I’ve been exposed to. In this technique DNA is mechanically stretched out on a slide and then locations of interest are labeled using fluorescent compounds. One can then image the… Read More Molecular combing
I love Google Photos as a means off backing up and sharing photos. On the Mac it requires minimal configuration and works without supervision and it is easy to share albums and photos. So I’m really puzzled why there is no way to print photos. Google photos byline is “Free storage and automatic organization for all your… Read More Why can’t I print from Google photos?
Problem: After (I think) an update my Mac began to show a strange pattern of network latency: A ping to my router would show a string of 1ms trip times punctuated periodically by a cluster of 400-1000ms latencies. I first realized something was wrong when I was playing counter strike and my ping would go… Read More Ping spikes on Mac OS X