Archive for August, 2009

How to explain programming to your Mum

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Image via Wikipedia This article will hopefully be helpful for those times when you have to explain to your mum/dad/girlfriend/person on the bus what it is you do all day. I can't help you explain the intricacies of your particular scientific field but I can help explain how ...

Building scientific tools that are actually useful

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo by flattop341"][/caption] Lots of scientists write bits of software to get things done.  Sometimes they offer to give someone else (a collaborator, student, postdoc etc) a copy of some of their code, to help that person out.  Sometimes a given piece of code is useful enough ...