Job announcement (Assoc. Prof. Bioinformatics, Oslo, Norway) 

I am surprised to be impressed by Microsoft's Academic Search ( Shows the citation network really, really well - cited & citing references. The AI-driven semantic search found a whole new set of vocabulary (leading to a new set of literature) for me.

I use Jupyter notebooks for prototyping, especially figs, but they are a nightmare if you don’t understand pros/cons & caveats [same conceptual arguments for why GUI for Matlab is bad ] and these slides by Joel Grus are hilarious on the matter:

Question about the Masto backend for people who know more about Masto than I do 

“<details></details>” on github is really nice for writing a course with clickable solutions. See


(Is this an accepted way to toot a tweet?)

Hi community! I set up my account with a capital L at the start of my username. Is there a way to change that to lowercase?

I am a Senior Lecturer (‘Førstelektor’) at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo. I am also head of education and training for the Centre for Bioinformatics, Dept. of Informatics, Univ. of Oslo.

I am a Software Carpentry instructor, teaching computational lab skills to scientists in the Nordic countries. I am an advocate of open source software, and reproducible computational biology.

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