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bio website carandraug.no-ip.org/blog
location Oxford, United Kingdom
age 27
visits member for 1 year, 11 months
seen May 4 at 15:37

My degree is in Biology, but I learned how to program shortly after changing to Linux by poking into the source of the programs I use.

I mostly program in perl for bioinformatics (where I contribute to the BioPerl project) and Octave for image processing, but am capable of reading and hacking in C++, bash, python, and R.

For full disclosure, I am an Octave developer and maintainer of Octave's image package.


Feb
19
comment Can a person become addicted to tea?
@nico I did the opposite. I added a review that says it's not addictive and invite the reader to be critic of what they read.
Sep
10
comment Can a person become addicted to tea?
@rwst yes, green tea does have caffeine as well (I said black tea at least, other teas may have caffeine. But I'm sure this days, one can buy even green tea without caffeine)
Sep
8
comment Why is it sometimes difficult to resuspend E. coli in P1?
@MaciejTrybiło nah! That shouldn't be a problem. I always close the tubes very tightly, afraid as hell that the tubes will open and I get contamination.
Sep
8
comment Why is it sometimes difficult to resuspend E. coli in P1?
@MaciejTrybiło more areation is better. If your tubes get lose maybe they get more shaking, therefore more areation and so faster growth. And the ratio surface for volume matters here. That's why I always use 50mL Falcon tubes even for 5mL cultures.
Sep
2
comment Why do stranded marine mammals die so quickly?
@StevenRoose That would depend between animal. I believe most of them require their skin to be moist or they get sunburns.