Mike Ashley

10jul2016

July 10, 2016

Rosalind
A platform for learning bioinformatics and Python programming through problem solving. Neat!
Fedora Analysis Framework
First collect the data, then figure out what to do with it.
MetaPost for Beginners
A system for drawing pictures inspired by MetaFont. Uses systems of linear equations for constraint satisfaction. Interesting to contrast with functional postscript.
How China Took Center Stage in Bitcoin's Civil War
Even virtual currency has to bottom out in the real world. Bitcoin is controlled by the mining pools, and that depends on finding cheap power, a real-world problem. Also, again, we see the problem of hardware people not understanding the whole system when software is on the stack.
Dead reckoning, maps, and errors
Fascinating historical look at navigation.