Time for me to get more serious about Linux

My group started into bioinformatics thanks to former students Hai Zhu and Leonardo Marino-Ramirez, who set up the first LAMP webserver in the lab, a box they made that we called tofu.tamu.edu. Being Mac users, we thought that the Unix roots of OSX would be useful in the transition to doing informatics and web-based resources, […]

Rain chains

We had rain chains installed as part of a recent remodel of the front of the house. It rained pretty hard last night and was still raining this morning. This video illustrates some problems with the installation. It looks like the connection to the gutters isn’t actually feeding the flow onto the chain. This leads […]

Pichanha sous vide

We like to watch cooking competition shows and last week was the semifinals and finals of MasterChef Junior. In the semis, one of the young chefs made rib cap. The rib cap, aka deckle, comes from the area around ribeye or prime rib in the forequarter of a carcass, and is regarded by some as […]

Plot the data!

A great demonstration of why we need to plot the data and never trust statistics tables! https://t.co/JyUb57v0or pic.twitter.com/hsivGZdpZ1 — Taha Yasseri (@TahaYasseri) May 1, 2017 Discovered that it’s hard to find my own retweets, so I’m going to try to post when I want to save one.

Food processor Chocolate-Cayenne cake

It’s Debby’s birthday, so I decided I should make a chocolate cake. This was a last minute decision, and I wanted to try something more conventional than the chocolate genois cakes I’ve done in the past. But, lacking a stand mixer, I also didn’t want to do the whole “cream butter and sugar” think either. […]

Sous vide black bean ribs

I had purchased some pork spareribs intending to try one of the previous rib recipes I’ve posted here, finishing them on a gas grill instead of in the broiler. But I procrastinated getting them marinated, and it’s been a rainy day here in College Station, so I decided to try a sous vide version of […]

MacBook Pro connection confusion

Migrating from my old MacBook Air to my new¬†2016 Macbook Pro has involved some confusion about adapters and accessories. Overall, I like my new Macbook, but there have been a number of annoying things. The biggest is still Apple’s decision to kill the MagSafe power¬†connector. More minor annoyances: Out of the box, the brick used […]