Free Bird: moving to Mastodon

There’s plenty of guides to getting going on Mastodon, aimed at people leaving Twitter. I just wanted to post a couple of technical points about making the switch that might be of interest to people who maintain webpages with Twitter content (feeds, embeds). Mastodon status updates (feed/timeline) Twitter provided a widget that meant that an […]

Videotape: From Microscope To Figure

I recently did a webinar for ASCB called “From Microscope To Figure“. For posterity, I am re-posting the webinar here with some additional info. The webinar Useful links There was a request to share the tutorial I showed (in short form) to making montages in ImageJ. Q&A I didn’t get time to answer all the […]

Multiplex: comparing Plex libraries

This website is all about niche tech tips and this post is no exception. I run a Plex media server. This allows me to stream my music collection when I am out and about. Plex pass owners get the nifty plexamp app for listening to music, which I really like. The databasing for the movie […]

Tracking: announcing new R package TrackMateR

A short post to announce TrackMateR, a new R package to analyse TrackMate XML outputs. Code Instructions Background TrackMate is a plug-in for ImageJ which ships with Fiji. It’s essential for single particle tracking work, particularly for microscopy movies. For example, tracking the movement of fluorescent vesicles inside cells. A tracking session generates a TrackMate […]