At the start of this year I created a Twitter account that automatically tweets out papers related to transcriptomes, i.e. a Twitter literature bot. This idea isn't new and there are over 200 Twitter literature bots. However, I wrote my Twitter bot using R (and using the RISmed package to search PubMed for papers) and it's running on an EC2 instance, which is part of Amazon Web Services. I went with this approach simply because I wanted to try out Amazon Web Services; I will have to find another server to run my Twitter bot when my free period is over.
The R Graphics Cookbook is an awesome book; it's so awesome that I bought the ebook after I bought the hardcopy because one copy of it wasn't enough. I haven't read the book in its entirety yet, but I thought I'll share with you some of the recipes in Chapter 13, which illustrates how to create miscellaneous plots in R.
I started this blog on the 1st of October in 2010 and last year I decided to write an anniversary post to recap four years of blogging. I had decided to write another anniversary post this year, however, I am a day late; this is not without good reason! I have, as of the 28th of September 2015, successfully defended my thesis and obtained my doctorate! Since I was busy celebrating, this post was delayed. Here's a photo of me with my two paranymphs inside the Aula: