We are no strangers to disappointments, let alone being quite vocal about communicating that very same feeling to others. But do you know what burden does it carry?
Although I have always had a personal beef with the “I’m so disappointed in you” statement, it was a recent episode in my life that egged me on to consolidate — and eventually, jot down— my thoughts.
I figured that I detested the use of the word “disappointment” because it often implies an unjustified imposition of one’s belief, understanding, and perspective onto another person. We make the mistake of assuming that the…
Congratulations, you are moving to Aarhus… without having actually a place to call home, yet. Aarhus is an amazing city—it has earned the liking of writers from New York Times, Forbes, Lonely Planet, Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveler and many other publications; surrounded by gently rolling hills and sitting by the sea of Kattegat; enointed as one of the two cultural capital of Europe for 2017; and hailed as the exporter of the Danish concept of hygge.
Despite being rated one of the happinest city in Europe, finding housing in Aarhus can be frustratingly difficult.
Biologists are often challenged with this question when working with proteins:
Now… what does your protein do?
People want to know everything about your-favourite-protein-1 (YFP1). How does it look like? What are the predicted domains? Do these domains have any functions and processes associated with them? Are they located in specific parts of the cell?
A very simplified pipeline would be as follow:
Sharing economy is the democratization of access to, and utilisation of, pre-existing excess capacity.
These words, haven’t we all hear them before? From the Uber car that you shoved your friend—who just had one too many mojitos—in, to the Wikipedia pages your college lecturers threatened you not to use for your essay’s citations, they are part of the sharing economy. In some cases, monetary transactions are involved between the consumer and the provider: like you linking your credit card to your Uber account, where fares are automatically deducted after a ride. …
…by hurting someone else.
I did something really silly. In hindsight, silly would not be my choice of word. A moment of clear, unbridled stupidity would be it.
The boy and I were lying in bed, cuddling. The topic shifted to a game that kids play—maybe those at his workplace, or maybe as a young kid in the old days, or maybe as himself (who I can rightfully describe as having a seven year-old stuck in an adult body). Then I said something incredibly, absolutely, horrifying stupid.
So stupid that I could see the mic drop before it left my…
I was recently tasked with setting up SequenceServer on a work server in a production environment—the legacy NCBI wwwblast is extremely dated, and highly non-customizable. Deep integration with the API we have developed for a Lotus japonicus genomic and proteomic resource is not possible.
I have encountered several issues with setting up SequenceServer, but have managed to resolve all of them. I am therefore penning this guide for future users who might be interested in installing SequenceServer, but are at a loss of where to start, and what to do when they run into issues.
It is of course not…
A guide towards migrating away from mysql_ functions to PDO
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I have decided to pen this guide after encountering a multitude of questions concerning migration away from mysql_ functions on StackOverflow, as well as my personal experience from updating the codebase of dated PHP files in my line of work.
This guide is written under the preface that you have some basic understanding of PHP and object-oriented programming (OOP), but believe me, when I started writing PDO I have no idea how OOP worked. It’s never a bad place or time to start now.
On the 23rd of March of 2015, Singapore lost not only a man, but a leader. A fierce, unforgiving politician who brought the small little island of Singapore to prominence, wealth and prowess, Lee Kuan Yew transformed Singapore from a British colonial port into the economic powerhouse it is today.
It pains me to write this article, because the death of Lee deeply polarised my circle of friends, and worse — it’s not along the line that separates friends and acquaintances. But I feel like I owe people an explanation of why I feel like I have to speak up.
A review of a 365-day journey
It’s the time of the year again. Facebook users were presented with an option to review their year — I chose to do otherwise. There is definitely more I can do than merely plastering a bunch of photos into a collage, when the time of the year offers the opportunity to reflect with greater depth.
I am no life coach, nor a meditating monk in recluse. But that does not mean I would allow myself to kick back on my comfortable chair, giggle through the deluge of new year resolutions on every single social…
A guide towards writing better AJAX calls in jQuery
For awhile, the standard way of making an AJAX call using jQuery is rather simple — by using the $.ajax() function:
Looks easy peasy, but there are several drawbacks to this method:
Amateur photographer, enthusiastic web developer, whimsical writer, recreational cyclist, and PhD student in molecular biology. Sometimes clumsy. Aarhus, DK.