Links for 2009-09-02

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  1. ben
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 01:23 | Permalink

    Oh, man .. I love git for what it can do, but its syntax is so counterintuitive there are times it has me practically weeping with frustration. Why are things sometimes /refs/heads and why are they sometimes prepended with ‘origin’? Should that colon be there? It all depends …

  2. David Malone
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 20:39 | Permalink

    I had a read of Aoife’s paper – it’s interesting stuff that I can almost understand. However, I have a long list of genetics terms to look up after looking at it ;-)

  3. Posted September 3, 2009 at 21:19 | Permalink

    I know Aoife from our time in UCI, when she was one of the few other Irish postdocs living on campus (along with the missus).

    At one stage I went to a hacker conference in San Diego, and attended a presentation where one guy graphed a phylogenetic tree of sniffed SMB traffic using bioinformatics techniques — I was talking to him afterwards, and he said he researched the algorithms using coursework from an Irish researcher in UCI — Aoife, of course! small world.

    but yeah, there’s lots of interesting algorithms in bioinformatics….

  4. Aoife
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 22:32 | Permalink

    Hi Justin,

    Thanks for the plug … apparently this blog reaches a wider audience that Morning Ireland :)


  5. David Malone
    Posted September 5, 2009 at 08:00 | Permalink

    There’s a nice poster of (what I think is) a phylogenetic tree here:

    that was produced as part of an exhibition at NUIM. It’s quite colourful, so it might even be good for amusing small children. It amused me, at any rate.