The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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How to use launchd to copy a dynamic IP address to your Dropbox folder

October 11th, 2013 No Comments

Since they won’t give me a static IP address here I made this little MacOS Launch Agent to copy my current IP address to my Dropbox folder so I can make sure to access it from anywhere. This version runs at boot-up and once per day. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" […]

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G+C content amelioration of horizontally transferred genes

January 9th, 2013 2 Comments

I’m currently working on a paper about how bacteria survive in extreme low temperature and salty environments. One thing that bacteria do when faced with these stresses is to produce protective chemicals called compatible solutes. Some microbes not only produce these chemicals but can also break them down for food and energy. Right now i’m […]

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Dakster now at

August 16th, 2012 1 Comment

I’ve migrated Dakster, my fragment binning program, to this webserver. You can now access Dakster here. Happy binning!

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Quick bibliography software roundup

February 10th, 2010 1 Comment

Mendeley: free. windows/mac/linux. scans PDFs and can make group libraries. JabRef: free. windows/mac/linux. The program I use. Organizes references and export refs to LaTeX documents. BibDesk: free. mac only. iTunes style. Zotero: free. windows/mac/linux. Firefox extension that saves citations and can insert them into Word/OpenOffice docs. Zot2Bib: free. mac only. Firefox extension that links Zotero […]

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