Author Archives: slackalaxy

Trimming trees with TreeBeST

I needed a program that can easily trim branches from a phylogenetic tree and came across TreeBeST (Tree Building guided by Species Tree). TreeBeST is a neat and versatile program that builds, manipulates and displays phylogenetic trees and seems to … Continue reading

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Color calculator

I’ve been preparing some figures, where I needed a colour palette that is visually appealing and offers good contrast between at least two colours. I am not a designer and I have no experience with these things… So, I googled … Continue reading

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Rotate object around other object center in Inkscape

I had do design a simple scheme of a cell with certain markers expressed on its surface. The idea is pretty straightforward: draw a circle for the cells and draw a rectangle for the protein. But what if I want … Continue reading

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Remove new lines from a text file

I want to copy some text from a PDF file into a word processor. Copying works, but the line breaks from the PDF formatting are also copied. This messes up the text and results in disconnected text with many rows. … Continue reading

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uBlock Origin

I was never too happy with the different web browser Ad Blockers, but I was too busy to actively start searching for different options. There was a discussion on LQ about browsers, where uBlock Origin was discussed. So, I decided … Continue reading

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