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Coincidence!  I could be in trouble.  It had been months since I signed up for "Bioinformatics Algorithms (Part 1)" on Coursera and hadn't heard a thing since.  I'd all but given up hope the class would ever start so recently I took "Preparation for Introductory Biology: DNA to Organisms" just for something to do.  (I passed, yeah.)  Then when I saw "Bioinformatics: Introduction and Methods" offered from Peking University, I signed up, hoping the English subtitles would be adequate.  Now today I see the original class from UC San Diego actually has a start date -- and it totally overlaps with the one from Peking U!  Oh no, can I do both?  Will the work load be too much?  Or will they complement each other?  The Peking U class already sounded like quite a bit of work.  The UCSD class is a total unknown.  (The Bio Prep class, the first one I had tried on Coursera, was pretty trivial, but it was just that, a prep class for a real class.)  Of course I worry a little that I'll even be able to figure out all the material, this not being my field.  I had fun with Rosalind problems for a while, then I started getting bogged down.  (I just looked, and aw, I'm about to get pushed out of the top 100 list.)  I'll have to revisit my code for sure.  Maybe update it, maybe solve a few new problems, maybe even publish something...
https://www.coursera.org/course/bioinformatics
https://www.coursera.org/course/pkubioinfo
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Just fine so far.  The Peking U class doesn't take too much work and the UCSD class doesn't exactly start until next week.  It's not too much work just to pass the quizes anyway.  There are endless tangents though for further reading.  The Peking U class doesn't involve any programming.  The first quiz involved working out some algorithms on paper and the second quiz involved hitting the NCBI website.  The enrollment count is over 10,000 now, so I hope NCBI didn't mind the surge of several thousand queries!
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Beautiful lines!
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Dark days.
 
I think just this one site is reason enough to terminate the NSA.
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Hey! NSA. Remember me? Yup. I'm back. Or. Better yet. I was never gone. So make life easier for you.
Since you know what I'm all about and other great adventures of spy stuff.
Then you have got to tell me. Since you have reverse cameras or what ever in my house. On my phone. On my data comm. my food and probably the amount of poop I flush each day. And yes. That was a double.
Where did I put my car keys?
I seemed to have misplaced them. 
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I loved that game ... I recently found a "zombie" version as part of a recent #humblebundle that included an Andriod version ... hatsproductions.com/organtrail.html
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#WeeklyPhotoProject2013 +Weekly Photo Project 2013 curated by +Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen
Week 31: Silhouette

This photo shows a bit of history, a statue of Paul Revere with the North Church in the background.  Originally I exposed it with the statue in silhouette but with the face of the church steeple well exposed.  A friend though encouraged me to force the church into silhouette as well (in pp) and I agree it added a little more drama.

The photo was almost too easy, with computers that let me change my mind in post processing and city planners that lay out parks with dramatic views for tourist-proof photography.
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The small amount of light on the steeple breaks up the silhouette just nicely. Great job.
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The Chairman of the privately-owned company, Guido Barilla told an Italian radio show that Barilla is a company that “likes the traditional family.”  And if gays don’t like it, “they can always go eat someone else’s pasta.”

OK, anyone that thinks LGBT folks deserve human rights will boycott your pasta too jackass!

#BoycottBarilla  
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UW has a cool program also
NOAA is out here in Seattle
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Now with Go!

The "tour" I submitted just went live.  The format for each language is a single source file of a few hundred lines, documented with brief inline comments, that illustrates basic elements and hallmark features of the language.  It's no substitute for the official Go tour but hopefully it helps generate exposure and interest in Go.
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Week 32: My Hometown

Cambridge Massachusetts has one of the highest population densities in the country.

People who know me know that this is not really my hometown.  My hometown is far away though, so I relied this week on the eyes of someone who actually grew up in the area.  An area photographer whose work I follow shoots urban scenes and is inspired by nostalgia, his memories of the way things were, and the way they appear now.  For my photo this week I looked to his images for inspiration, used my 3-element fixed aperture lens, and retouched the camera jpeg with Gimp.
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Cool, retro mood!
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