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  • How to batch print PDFs with PowerShell and Adobe Reader

  • Generate datetime intervals for ETL in python

    Generate datetime intervals for ETL in python
  • Abandoned domain redirects to my IP and how to stop it in Apache

    Abandoned domain redirects to my IP and how to stop it in Apache

    I checked the server logs of this blog this morning to see how many are accessing this website. Another abandoned domain. After scanning the list of all the requests in the access.log, I noticed something. One of the resources accessed was to parisi-insurance.com. Another domain, then, is pointing to my blog! I noticed this in […]

  • Generate CSV from SQL*Plus

    Generate CSV from SQL*Plus

    Just a short post. How to quickly output to CSV when using SQL*Plus with Oracle. Save the following to a file export_to_csv.sql: Afterwards, log in to SQL*Plus and run using the command:

  • Insuretech adoption success

    I read a great article on the Daily Fintech by Stephen Goldsteintalking about the relationship between Insuretech and Insurancecompanies and the impediments to a culture of innovation. In essence,Insurance can gain competitive advantage by providing a service thatis more and more tailored to customer experience.The real impediment to furthering innovation in the industry is astrong aversion […]

  • Book Review: Risk and Reward by Stephen Catlin

    Book Review: Risk and Reward by Stephen Catlin

    2016 was one of my most productive years for reading books, While working at Admiral Insurance, I commuted to Cardiff in south Wales from my small home town on train, taking around 80 minutes each way. A large portion of my commute was taken up in riding the tired pacer trains operated by Arriva Trains […]

  • Unsubscribe from all your YouTube channels with one weird trick

    Here’s a short one for you. I have wanted to clear my list of subscribed channels in YouTube for a long time. Unfortunately, it seems that in recent years, there’s no automated way of doing this. If, like me you are subscribed to a lot of channels on YouTube, this means that you need to […]

  • Calculate average ranking in R

    Here is short post to describe how to calculate the average rank from a set of multiple ranks listed in different data.frames in R. This is a fairly straightforward procedure, however, it took me more time than I anticipated to make this work. To begin with, let's create a set of data.frames with and randomly […]

  • Be pragmatic about your choice of laptop in Bioinformatics

    Recently I have been familiarising myself with analysing microarray data in R.  Statistics and Analysis for Microarrays Using R and Bioconductor by Sorin Draghici is proving to be indispensible in guiding me through retrieving microarray data from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), performing typical quality control on samples and  normalizing expression data over multiple samples. As an […]