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Misconceptions in Metabolism II

A week ago I wrote about some misconceptions in metabolism that arose from a trip to a systems biology workshop in Holland. This week I discovered that Nature is perpetrating similar misconceptions in their News and Views section. I came … Continue reading

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Clipping Rectangles in FireMonkey

In experimenting with FireMonkey I came across what I thought was a non-obvious trick related to creating clipping rectangles in FireMonkey. In VCL we had the CreateRectRgn from the Windows API that allowed us to create areas when drawing commands would not … Continue reading

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Misconceptions in Metabolism

I’m currently at the ISGSB meeting (International Study group for Systems Biology – formally BTK) in Holland. This is a group that values both theoretical analysis and experimentation in biochemical network analysis. Its an interesting group of people that I have literally … Continue reading

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The Delphi Color Palette

This is the Delphi color palette, both ‘normal’ and ‘web’ colors. The ‘normal’ colors start at red and end at black. The ‘web’ colors start at Moccasin.  see http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/en/Colors_in_VCL) for more information.  

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Default Compartments in SBML

A reoccurring problem that I’ve had with SBML since day one is how to deal with a default compartment. Take for example a visual design tool such as JDesigner. At start up it creates an implicit compartment represented by the empty canvas. … Continue reading

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Delphi XE3 Released

This week Embarcadero (Borland in the old days) released the latest version of their flagship product, Delphi XE3. One of the major issues in the earlier version, XE2, was the problem of fuzzy fonts when displaying text, particularly in the TMemo component. This made it almost … Continue reading

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Ludicrous as it may sound

I was reminded the other day of an interesting quote from a 2000 FEBS paper which starts with: “How highly would one rate an economic analysis of a factory that ignored the consumer demand for its products? Ludicrous as it … Continue reading

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HTML5 from Embarcadero

For those who are interested I snagged a screen-shot of the new HTML5 development kit that will be released this quarter by Embarcadero. I obtained the screen-shot from the XE3 preview video. It looks interesting, I can see an application … Continue reading

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Why are Systems Biologists so bad at Computer Modeling?

The title of this blog is meant to be a little brazen and eye catching but I decided to write it after having been on a variety of government grant panels over the years where I am always shocked at the … Continue reading

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Rounded TPanel in Delphi

I came across this rather nice bit code submitted by Andreas Rejbrand on stackoverflow, thought I’d repeat it here. For those not familiar with Delphi, Delphi has really great support for component development, better than any other programming platform I’ve used. … Continue reading

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