Duplicati: not a valid Win32 FileTime
You might have landed here searching for the meaning of “not a valid Win32 FileTime” while trying to run a Duplicati backup. The solution is to find files with an invalid access time (atime). Here’s how I diagnosed and fixed the problem with my samba backup.
Quick fix for Crashplan Linux segfault
If, like me, you are still tolerating Crashplan as your backup solution, it’s likely because it is one of the only companies that make backing up from Linux straightforward. However, part of the Linux Crashplan experience appears to be encountering segfaults. Here’s the fix.
Status Report: 2018: The light is at the end of the tunnel that I continue to build
Happy New Year! A long overdue update on whatever it is I am doing. Spoiler: It’s still a PhD.
We made a Lego DNA Sequencer to teach kids about DNA, Sequencing and Phenotypes
We made a Lego DNA Sequencer to teach kids about DNA, Sequencing and Phenotypes. It’s awesome.
Building a Beehive Monitor: A Prototype
Since I got my beehive last summer, I’ve been toying with the idea of cramming it full of interesting sensors to report on the status of my precious hive. Now I am.
Laser Etching my XPS 13 Laptop: Orphan Black style
I got really cross with bioinformatics, so stuck my laptop in a laser cutter. The result was pretty satisfying.
Status Report: November 2016 (Part II): Revisiting the Synthetic Metahaplomes
The second installment of this year’s Christmas Special. We revisit our old friend, the DHFR dataset and discover that not everything is as awful as it seems.
bowtie2: Relaxed Parameters for Generous Alignments to Metagenomes
Even `bowtie2`’s `–very-sensitive-local` option can be a little grumpy. Here’s how I make `bowtie2` a little more relaxed for alignment of more dissimilar sequences, particularly for my work on metagenomes.
Status Report: November 2016 (Part I): Triviomes, Treeviomes & Fuck Everything
It’s time for a PhD status report Christmas special. It’s a cliff-hanger episode, with a sad ending.
Bioinformatics is a disorganised disaster and I am too. So I made a shell.
I am not a very organised bioinformatician, and despite your best efforts, you probably aren’t either. I’ve written a tool called `chitin` that tries to keep me, and bioinformatics more organised.