On my Mac, I suddenly ran into an error when I tried to update my oh-my-zsh. I have no idea why, as I haven’t changed any configuration lately. I’m running…
Yesterday my Facebook account was suddenly without notice deactivated without any reason given. In fact, I didn’t even receive an email, it was just complete radio silence from Facebook.
After logging on to Twitter I realised that I was not the only user, in fact, a hashtag appeared:
with many users reporting the same scenario.
After approximately 36 hours, my account is now back online. No reason was given, no message waiting explaining why they deactivated my account and no email received. Everything is as if nothing has happened. But a lot happened in the last 36 hours.
The morning today was no different than any other. I woke up, made coffee, read the news and at some point I checked my Facebook profile. As expected nothing interesting popped up there. At some point during the day, I ordered a service check for the airconditioning in my car, and I found it funny that the first available spot the workshop have is in August 2028.
I don’t post much on Facebook any more, but I found it funny that I have to wait 8 years if I want to use that workshop, so I uploaded a picture of…
This is an older story I posted back on March 21, 2020, at https://www.bpetersen.dk/post/the-coronavirus-explained-and-what-you-should-do
My absolute favourite Youtube channel for explaining very difficult subjects in layman’s terms is “Kurzgesagt — In a Nutshell”. If you don’t know Kurzgesagt, then I urge you to check out their youtube channel. With the team located in Germany, they currently produce one video per month, all very nicely explained. At the time of writing, they have 11,3 million subscribers with more than 907,988,000 views of their videos.
UPDATE: Since I wrote the story on 21 March, their number of subscribers has increased to 12.4…
As a bioinformatician, I love my terminal. The terminal is where I work and what I see the most.
If you are wondering what the weather will be like and you are feeling a little nerdy and too lazy to open a browser, you mind find this little code a bit interesting.
1. Open your favourite terminal
2. Type the following code
3. With a simple command, you can now see the weather forecast in ASCII-characters
The weather forecast is obtained using your IP-address if you want the weather forecast for a specific location…
Prior to the covid19 pandemic, I only used Zoom maybe once or twice. This is something I really regret now, especially because the tool has significantly developed since my first virtual Zoom meeting 8 years ago.
Now that we have to socially distance from each other during the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom has become a daily tool for me. Before we always used Skype, but Skype can very quickly become heavy to use if you have many people “meeting” at the same time.
This is a very cool initiative, and I took the liberty to completely copy+paste the information from their — please sign up if you are a researcher!
Motivation: Most current plans to fight covid-19 rely on the assumption that treatments and/or vaccines will be available in a few months. Delays in these treatments will have enormous consequences, both in terms of economic impact and human lives.
Associate Professor in bioinformatics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark