Tue 18 February 2014

NEURON simulator on Fedora

Posted by ankur in Tech (209 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been meaning to package up NEURON for Fedora for a while now. From the NEURON website:

*What is NEURON?*


  • is a flexible and powerful simulator of neurons and networks
  • has important advantages over general-purpose simulators
  • helps users focus on important biological issues rather than purely computational concerns
  • has …


Mon 16 December 2013

Time and task tracking

Posted by ankur in Tech (1003 words, approximately a 5 minute read)

Being a research student is really tough. I mean tough. The most difficult part is keeping up the self discipline, day after day, week after week. As a research student, you make your own schedule, you even make your own syllabus pretty much. I handle the syllabus part just fine …


Thu 03 October 2013

Hello research world!

Posted by ankur in Research (861 words, approximately a 4 minute read)

It's been just about a year since I started my research career as a masters student here at the University of Technology, Sydney. I'm working on bio-mimetic navigation for this course, focussed around computational modelling of head direction cells. This post is a traditional "Hello world!" post and documents my …


Wed 18 September 2013

Fedora 20: first impressions and more

Posted by ankur in Tech (342 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

[caption id="attachment_1445" align="aligncenter" width="638"]I accepted my fate. I accepted my fate.[/caption]

I went ahead and updated to Fedora 20 using the Alpha RC3. One reason is to help test it, provide karma etc., the other is that I simply couldn't wait to use the new shiny packages!


I …


Tue 03 September 2013

Fedora medical IRC meeting today

Posted by ankur in Tech (188 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

A fedora-medical IRC meeting will be held in #fedora-meeting/-1/-2 later today. Please join us if you're interested in the SIG. The meeting will discuss the current state and what we must do to quickly get an unofficial spin out to collect feedback. This is my mail to the …


Fri 30 August 2013

The 406 error conundrum!

Posted by ankur in Tech (237 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Some of you may have noticed that my blog wasn't coming up on the planet recently. No? *sigh*. Well, Ralph(threebean) finally dug out the "bug" earlier today. The first clue was the error from the planet that Kevin was nice enough to get for us:

ERROR:planet.runner:Error …