Google Drive & Git

Google Drive & Git

I was experiencing a bit of a problem with some conflicting files on google drive and a github repository.  I mirror my google drive as my Documents folder and on occassion, I am logged into more than one machine at a time and if you work on the same files without saving, they result in a conflict.  I notice this when I got the message.

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Intalling Shiny Server on Ubuntu 14 LTS

Intalling Shiny Server on Ubuntu 14 LTS

OK, so I just ‘found‘ shiny and it has a lot of cool stuff to it.  OK, I’ve known about it for a long time but have just had the opportunity to sit down and work it out and see how it can fit into the presentation and learning I’m trying to develop in my Applied Population Genetics online textbook.  Here is a brief overview of how I set up the shiny server on my Ubuntu box that is hosting the book (so I can embed more interactivity in the display).

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Life Sciences Graduation

Life Sciences Graduation

You’re about to be told one more time that you’re America’s most valuable natural resource. Have you seen what they do to valuable, natural resources? Have you seen a strip mine? Have you seen a clear-cut in a forest? Have you seen a polluted river? Don’t ever let them call you a valuable natural resource! They’re gonna strip mine your soul! They’re gonna clear-cut your best thoughts for the sake of profit, unless you learn to resist, ‘cause the profit system follows the path of least resistance, and following the path of least resistance is what makes the river crooked!

Utah Phillips

 

ERAC Spring 2016 Presentation

ERAC Spring 2016 Presentation

Environmental Research Advisory Committee meeting
Virginia Transportation Research Council

The spring meeting of the VDOT ERAC is this week and Bonnie and I will be going to provide some feedback on what we’ve been doing on the project the last two months (it is pretty early yet, we are just getting going).  Should be fun, lots of cool other projects being presented.  See the slides below the fold.

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New Package – dlab

I just uploaded a new plugin for RStudio called dlab.  I’ll be migrating over all the little helper functions I use to this as a general require() on startup.  What it has now is an AddIn that allows you to select text and have it wrapped in the r-code markup.  I’m moving stuff between ePub and Markdown and it was needed.

You can install it as:

then look at the AddIns menu for wrapCode.

Congratulations Chitra!

Congratulations to Chitra Seshadri for defending her Masters Thesis entitled, “Genome wide analysis of epigenetic adaptive variance in Araptus attenuatus, the Sonoran Desert bark beetle.” You are #13 graduate student from the Dyer Laboratory (lucky right?).