8 02 2009

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design), 一直以来关注的一个组织(大会?),崇尚创新,关注前沿(科技/娱乐/设计),口号“Idea worth spreading"。今年的TED Global在UK,离挪威不远,但是注册爆贵。



7 05 2006





14 04 2006
Some spark from today
1. Input-output Balance
Spark from a paraphrase of David Lewis: "Reading makes a person full. Speaking makes a person ready. Writing makes a person exact. Listening makes a person wise."  I found I prefer to speaking and writing, but not reading and listening, which are well done by Akhil. I found the funny guy  had very good habit in reading. There are always some different books with different subjects when I visit his room. Unlike me, there are always the two books, Learning Perl and Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics. We discussed this topic tonight, about the different character/habit for different people; I prefer to writing blog, but Akhil prefers to reading Bill Gate. It’s normal for people have different features. But the point is that we need to balance our feature. Just as AKhil said, ‘ you need to get before you show’, yes, similarily, you need to input before you output. Always to output, but not input is not a good habit.
Conclusion: Try to read more things, and try to listen more than talking.
2. target="_blank" does NOT work for new window link.

Before, we used

<a href="document.html" target="_blank">click to Open in new window</a>

to open a URL in a new window. But now it can not pass the W3C validation check with the following error msg("there is no attribute target for this element(in this HTML version)"), which is one rule of the new strict DOCTYPE of HTML4.01/XHTML1.0/XHTML1.1.

Refer to:

  • Kevin Yank的《New-Window links in a Standards-Compliant World》
  • 《Standards-based Replacement for target="_blank" in External links》
  • http://www.w3cn.org/article/tips/2005/107.html

    3. Some good websites:

  • www.HowStuffWorks.com  —- 
  • Very good for knowledge on what you do not know)

  • www.download.com          —-
  • free resource for download, like software, music, game….

  • music.yahoo.com               —-
  • very good for music hunting


    10 02 2006
    —-Come back from the group mtg.  Thanks for David’s muffin

    I just thought whether I can figure out the UCRs distribution in chromosome like the graph in this page. Also a sliding window (25kb or some length) along with the chr, calculate the UCRs number or percentage of DNA classified as UCRs… something like that. Maybe we can compare between different fish species.
    Since we already had the UCRs data for zebrafish,human,mouse,fugu (maybe more should be included), I think it would come out someday in next week.

    Boris mentioned the synteny again, for instance, two genes (x, y) in Mouse_chr1 occur in the same order in Human_chr4. Maybe we can get some idea after drawing out that kind of cases.

    David presented the topic of TSS(transcription start site) Turnover. Very interesting phenomenon! Maybe UCRs–Gene also has that kind of topic.