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Currently reading: Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Currently reading: Start With Why by Simon Sinek I was recommended this book by someone whose opinion I hold in high regard, but so far I’m not enjoying this book. Not necessarily for the …

Finished reading: The Cell by Joshua Z. Rappoport 📚

Finished reading: The Cell by Joshua Z. Rappoport 📚 I enjoyed this book - it started with a good overview of the cellular biology but did move on to more organ-based systems, which was perfect for me. …

Currently reading: The Cell: Discovering the Microscopic World that Determines our Health, our Consciousness, and our Future

Currently reading: The Cell: Discovering the Microscopic World that Determines our Health, our Consciousness, and our Future by Joshua Z. Rappoport Continuing with the technical theme, so far this is …

Finished reading: Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself

Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself by Jamie A. Davies How a single cell develops into a full human, and a lot of the molecular biology along the way. I thoroughly enjoyed this read - …

Finished reading: Life from an RNA World: The Ancestor Within

(backlog from March 2022) Life from an RNA World: The Ancestor Within by Michael Yarus This was a nice tour of how the complex mechanisms of DNA replication came to be, and how the process works to …

Interpolation animation in Julia

I love small projects for helping me learn, especially programming. I’m still learning Julia, and have found myself wanting more “little silly things” I can digest and learn from. A …

R challenge - contour in a matrix

As part of what will hopefully become a larger post, I’m interested in finding an R way to achieve the following: given an n x n matrix of zeroes with a single non-zero element of some value v, …

ByRow optimizations in Julia

I’m still fairly new to Julia, even though I’ve been trying to learn it for a few years. It’s extremely powerful (fast, expressive, … whatever metric you want to use) but with …

First post on jcarroll.xyz

I like blogging, but in the spirit of lowering the resistance to getting posts out, I’ve started a micro blog jcarroll.xyz where I’ll capture shorter, less polished pieces and random …