Thursday, October 8, 2015

Remotely Calling INLA

I implemented this as potentially an alternative to the way I have my scripts set up on the server. It's pretty neat!

With that general question of why my models crash or how the fit is going, I found a reference to error checking that might help me diagnose.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Another Mystery Mushroom

As is so often the case, these photos were taken right on campus! I took my typical "walk break route" today, and looked for some mushrooms along the way. This was at the base of the locust tree right outside the Animal Sciences Building.
resinous polypore?
I also noticed my little bird's-nest fungi had come up again in the same nearby spot, under the crab apples. I kept walking to lake shore path for a little break, and took the "side trail" through the woods, as I often do.
artist's conk
There was a big snag with these (above) mushrooms growing on the side. The top had been cleanly cut off the snag, and these were growing just below eye-level to the ground. I'm not sure what species the snag was.
wolf's-milk slime
On what I assume were the cut pieces of the snag, there was this slime.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

I know that I've become "the queen" of moving websites, and I love blogspot/blogger, but I may be moving to my own domain soon. I'll post the new link here when it happens before totally taking the blog down. I'll be using this as a "content source" for the new digs, much like my old Wordpress blog. So, you'll see recycled posts that used to be here from time to time.

Monday, October 5, 2015

By Accident...

I learned something new today, by accident (sometimes, that's the best teacher). I didn't mean to close my WinSCP window, but I did...and it didn't close my PuTTY session! Since I launch PuTTY from within WinSCP, I thought maybe it would be dependent on it being open, but alas, it survived.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Fall Days...

Fall has truly set in around here. Now, the weather has become chilly, with highs in the low 60s. The prospects of sitting out in the garden to work have declined...

Saturday, October 3, 2015


I went all Ubuntu on my laptop a little while ago, and for better or worse, I'm using a non-LTS version (15.04). It runs Unity.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Linux and SMB

Linux tricks and hacks of the day: I learned that Alt-F2 gives you the "Run" dialogue like in Windows (though, in Ubuntu it will look like that universal search screen). Then, I can do things like share files between my Linux laptop and our lab's Windows servers. Windows shares are communicated via Samba to Linux. So, once I connect to my department's VPN and get to the Run dialogue, I can launch "smb:" followed by the typical syntax to access the server (\\server\share).