My name is Geoff and I’m a PhD student.
Welcome to my blog.
A guy named Benjamin Whichcote said that:
There is no better way to learn than to teach.
This is the primary motivation for this blog.
In an effort to learn and understand material relevant to my work, I write about it here and try to explain it as simply and clearly as possible. Continue reading “Learn science with me”
So I’ve pumped out a few posts now and I thought I would take this opportunity to do a meta post of sorts just to help out anyone who happens to be reading this blog regularly. Continue reading “No vim post today (sad face)”
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts on vim (Emacs’ arch nemesis). If you’re new here, or new to vim then you’ll definitely want to start with the first post which you can find here.
So here we are, back where we belong. Good old normal mode (press <ESC> one more time, just to be sure). And now we are ready to learn some cool tricks. Continue reading “Normal mode in vim part II and the zen of vim”
Editors note: This is the third in a series of introductory posts on vim, the almighty text editor. If you’re new to vim then this post won’t make any sense, so definitely start with the first one which you can find here.
So, vim is vim is vim. Vim is awesome. It’s a super fast, lightweight text editor. It has four main modes. The most important of which is normal mode which is normal and is used for: Continue reading “Insert mode in vim is not normal, normal mode is normal”
Editors note: this is the second in a series of introductory posts on Vim. If you’re brand new to Vim, then definitely read this article first.
So you can get into and out of Vim, congratulations. You also know about Vim’s four main modes: Continue reading “Normal mode in Vim, the basics”
What is Vim?
Vim is a text editor. If you’re a computer user who dabbles in code, but is not primarily a programmer – like a data scientist, or a maybe even a blogger – then you may have heard of Vim, but never figured it would be useful enough, or worth the effort to learn.
Continue reading “How and why to Vim; even if you’re not a dedicated programmer”
I recently wrote a post about ADHD, where I made mention of the ‘vagueness’ of the symptom criteria. So I thought, just for fun, today I would write a post about vagueness and show you that it’s actually a thing. Continue reading “Everything is vague…”
A bit of a background…
So I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child, and then again in high school. By diagnosed, I mean I took a trip to the big apple (Brisbane, Qld) for aptitude tests, interviews and an electroencephalography; the works. I was prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate) in high school. Continue reading “ADHD – probing the controversy”
Heritability is an important and often misunderstood concept (assuming you’ve even heard the term before). It is one of the fundamental concepts, if not the fundamental concept, in quantitative genetics. Continue reading “A very user friendly introduction to heritability”