"As I stared at the books, I suddenly understood that I didn't know a hell of a lot about anything. What it was that seemed to move me then was that learning was important. I vowed, right then, to learn something new every day. It was a deep revelation, something I felt throughout my whole self." --Amiri Baraka


  • 15th March 2018 - I have made a new installation of Tiki Wiki and transferred my most popular pages from my old Tiki Wiki installation to this new one. I have only transferred these pages: SAMTools, SAM, DWGSIM, and Blat. Please email me @ davetang.org if there was a page on the old Wiki that you need.
  • 21st July 2017 - Updated Tiki Wiki to a later version but I'm unable to update the database hence the Wiki is still broken. In addition, there is now the annoying and constant JavaScript error (just click OK)
  • 29th September 2014 - Moved biology section to http://davetang.org/wiki2
  • 26th August 2013 - Wiki resurrected after hacking/spamming attempts took down site
  • 7th May 2013 - 200,000 hits on the main page (mostly hacking/spamming attempts)
  • 10th April 2013 - I will be slowly migrating this wiki to http://davetang.org/wiki2 due to security reasons
  • 9th April 2013 - Page shut down after hacking/spamming attempt
  • 14th March 2013 - 100,000 hits on the main page
  • 25th October 2012 - Updated TikiWiki to a more recent version and changed theme.
  • 6th July 2012 - Most comments I have received are spam (~99%), which is why I haven't been checking the comments consistently. Apologies for the late replies. In the future, if you have a question/comment please email me instead.
  • 8th November 2011 - Added search bar for anonymous users and allowed comments to be added on wiki pages

Motive 2.0

This wiki serves two purposes:

  1. As a central repository for all things related to the work of the authors (and some personal interests)
  2. As a learning tool for the authors (because the best way to learn is to try to teach)

Historically, the wiki served as a dump for me; hence there are a lot of poorly written articles. However, recently (5th January 2011) the user base has doubled (welcome Mo!) and I will attempt to write better articles and slowly improve my older posts. If something isn't clear, I probably wrote the article, so you can email me at davetang.org for more information.

For a list of all pages available to guests see http://davetang.org/wiki/tiki-listpages.php

I also keep track of new ideas and analyses I've done on my blog. I'm also on Twitter.

Enjoy your stay,