Archive for the 'Software' Category

May 07 2013

The Watussi and the History Erasure Button

The Watussi (or Watusi) was a popular dance craze in the early 1960’s, in addition being the historical name for the Tutsi ethnic group in East Africa. ‘Watussi’ was also the lead track on the seminal offering (Musik von Harmonia) by those legends of Krautrock Michael Rother, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Möbius (Harmonia). As I […]

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Mar 28 2013

Remembering the Memorable

One of the features of any network is the appearance of motifs, patterns that recur within a network much more often than expected via any sort of random occurence. The first four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony are an example of a motif: This opening phrase is one of the most widely recognized in music. […]

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Dec 10 2012


Wikipedia is an amazing online resource for reliable information. Most of the time. In general, Wikipedia is most reliable when the entries are devoted to technical topics for which there is little controversy or a minimum of divergent opinion. Entries that are devoted to topics which may have minority opinions that diverge from the currently […]

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Oct 12 2011

Walking on Eggshells

After a self-declared coding holiday, I was back at things this weekend working on the Pathscrubber module of the Datapunk platform. A recently developed vexing problem that needed to be addressed was actually two problems intertwined. If you used Pathscrubber and clicked on any gene/protein node, PS would query Entrez-gene for the descriptive text and […]

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Oct 20 2010

Have a heuristic. Take two, they’re small.

I ‘m getting to the point where I am seriously thinking of commencing my next software project. It will based upon much of my recent exploits in generative sciences, complexity theory, network medicine and systems biology. What makes it interesting is that the informatics will probably proceed from two independent starting points, one dichotomous and […]

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