Monthly Archives: July 2013

Avoiding Analytic Functions

I’m a big fan of analytic functions in Oracle and I use them now and then ..but probably not enough. I know that a lot of experienced programmers use them less than me, using the excuse that all this malarkey … Continue reading

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A Terminal Experience

Anybody you meet who works on Linux will probably have a favourite terminal emulator. I  quite like PuTTY, rxvt and Terminal (if working on a Mac) but there are quite a few out there, many of which are free. However, … Continue reading

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So Many Languages, So Little Time

In the past I’ve programmed in Basic, Pascal, Assembly Language, Fortran, Cobol, C, Java, Flash (does that count?), Shell Scripts, Quel, ABF, HTML, SQL, Perl, PSQL, PL/SQL and probably a few more if I really think about it and it … Continue reading

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No Longer Lord Of This Domain

Hi, If anyone is interested I’ve decided not to bother renewing the following 2 domains: deoxyribonucleicacid.co.uk ishouldgetoutmore.co.uk The first one seemed like a good idea at the time but it takes too long to type :). The second is probably … Continue reading

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Sir Professor Mike Stratton (or quite possibly Professor Sir Mike Stratton)*

Professor Mike Stratton has been knighted. This guy is the main man at The Sanger Institute. An incredibly intelligent, inspirational and passionate advocate of Cancer Research who without doubt deserves this recognition. Congratulations Sir Mike! Click on the picture for … Continue reading

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Sanity Prevails In The US of A

Another chapter in the ongoing saga of patenting genes. The US Supreme Court seems to have its collective heads screwed on as it rules that genes cannot be patented. No doubt we’ve not heard the last of this yet though. … Continue reading

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About Time For Another Free Book

Hi, This is from those nice guys at Redgate again. This one is a particularly good read and I’ve learned quite a bit from it. Let me know what you think. Or not.

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