Building a Beehive Monitor: A Prototype

   Sam Nicholls    No Comments yet    Beehive Monitor, ESP8266

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.


bowtie2: Relaxed Parameters for Generous Alignments to Metagenomes

   Sam Nicholls    No Comments yet    Tools

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.


Bioinformatics is a disorganised disaster and I am too. So I made a shell.

   Sam Nicholls    No Comments yet    Bioinformatics, chitin

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.