Updating Samsung S2 To Ice-Cream Sandwich On Orange

A very short post, hopefully so as to be of benefit to someone having difficulty updating from Gingerbread Android to Ice Cream Sandwich on the Samsung S2. I couldn’t get Kies to connect to my phone – what an absolute pain in the arse. My grilfriend (who also has an S2 but is on O2) had also …


PerlBrew DBD::mysql – Configure failed

Quick post on a issue that I had trying to install DBD::mysql in my PerlBrew installation on Natty-Ubuntu. PerlBrew (PB) is AWESOME – it gives you your own little universe of perl, completely installed in user space, so you have no need of sudo privlidges. Say your sysadmin doggedly refuses to update beyond 5.8 to …


Quantum Teleportation: Faster Than Light Transfer Of Information?

Even thought I work in Molecular Biology, I nominally sit in a computer science department. As a consequence, those of us in our group occasionally have the pretence (rightly or wrongly) of being computer scientists and debating questions more fundamental to that field … The issue came up the other week as to whether quantum entanglement, whereby …


Making Maths Look Good On A Blog

I set this blog up a little while ago, but have taken ages with getting going and actually writing articles. Why? Well a big factor was that I wanted to have a blog that contained maths – but I just couldn’t find any easy way of embedding maths in my blog that both looked good …


Parsing a Newick Tree Using Perl Regex

A newick tree is a way of representing a tree, with branch lengths and internal node names, as a single string. An example is: (A:0.1,B:0.2,(C:0.3,D:0.4):0.5); Which would correspond to the tree below (notice how the braces show the groupings of nodes and the colons act as delimiters for showing branch length):   These come up ALOT in computational biology, …


All my code is now on github

I have a comment that I’d like to share on the nature of reality: git and github are awesome All of my code is (or shortly will be) hosted by github at: https://github.com/adamsardar I hope that it helps someone else with their research/work.


HGT work Wins ISMB2011 Outstanding Poster Award

This is a piece of SHAMELESS self-promotion! I was lucky enough to win the Outstanding Poster Award for my work on horizontal gene transfer at ISMB2011. With over 2000 delagates attending and 800 posters, this was a really great honour. Since this website is both a blog and an archive of bits and pieces to …

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RECOMB 2011 Poster

F1000 is a great way to extend the lifespan of a poster following a conference. This was my poster submission for RECOMB 2011 in Vancouver. I was at stand 84 presenting “Horizontal Gene Transfer Of Protein Domain Architectures” by Adam Sardar & Dr Julian Gough.