Computing

Asking for help is challenging but is typically worth it

Recently I’ve been thinking on the subject of asking for help. In short, it’s hard to ask for help. It involves admitting to yourself that you can’t solve the problem alone, opening yourself up, hoping that another person will understand you and guide you in the right direction.

me: Bad rm, don't delete stuff I didn't want to delete! (rm: well, I do what you tell me to do!)

When Sandy was in town at some point I started doing some of my research work, but I shouldn’t have. I basically did a silly mistake and erased files that take a long time to compute.

An Online Bioinformatics Curriculum

Last week I talked about online courses in my JHSPH-Biostat through Coursera post. Now I’m back to comment on An Online Bioinformatics Curriculum by David B. Searls. Sur Herrera pointed out this paper to me, and I have to say that if you are considering learning bioinformatics online it will be very useful to you.

Are you good at programming? You probably practice a lot!

What makes a great programmer? I would have said training, motivation, a good and efficient framework for continuous learning from others such as reading blogs like R-bloggers (if you are an R programmer).