Category Archives: General Interest

Another Inhibition Pathway Diagram using TikZ

Here is another pathway diagram I needed to draw using TikZ. IN this case I needed an inhibited step. This was more tricky because I needed the inhibition line to point midway to a reaction but without touching the reaction … Continue reading

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Drawing a Pathway Fragment with Inhibition using Tikz

Here is another quick pathway fragment I needed today. This won’t scale well because I’ve used some fixed dimensions eg the width of the lines and the size of the text. But these are easily adjusted if you want to … Continue reading

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Drawing a ‘Futile’ Cycle using Tikz

I was in need of a diagram of a futile cycle. I tried illustator but I didn’t have the right LaTeX fonts so the figure did blend well with the rest of the document. I decided to make one using … Continue reading

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The Confusion of Modern Textbooks – Stylistic Sugar

I’ve been looking for a textbook on statistics for a class I’ll teach in the autumn term. While the content of many textbooks might be ok the way the information is presented makes them difficult to read – at least … Continue reading

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Disappointed with Drobo 5N

I got myself a Drobo 5N to serve as a backup of my data and other work. For those who don’t know the Drobo 5N is a 5 bay network attached storage (NAS) device. What is interesting about the Drobo … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Finally a better console

The windows console (accessed via cmd) is the coelacanth of software, barely unchanged though millions of years of software evolution. But finally selection pressure has final created a new species. Today Microsoft announced the start of the Windows 10 build … Continue reading

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Roman Fort at Clunderwen?

About ten years ago, a roman road was discovered tracing a path west of Carmarthen. Currently the road is known to reach as far as Wiston where a roman fort was recently found in 2013. This was the first roman … Continue reading

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To Git or not to Git, that is the question

I’ve sort of reluctantly been pulled into the 21st century of Version Control to use¬†GitHub. Originally an SVN user and many years before that CVS, I have found the Git world is so different that I still don’t trust myself … Continue reading

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PGF 3.0.0 is now Available

To those of use who use PGF and related packages, version 3.0.0 has just been released on CTAN. I include below a summary of the changes I retrieved from the sourceforge site. The manual for PGF 3.0.0 can be obtained … Continue reading

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Parallella Board Arrives

I’ve funded a number of kickstarter projects, two of which have come through. The latest kickstarter project to deliver is the Parallella project.¬†This project is an attempt to bring low power and economical multi-core processing to the masses. The company … Continue reading

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