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Accessing Ubuntu 14.04 from Remote Desktop

For a neuroimaging application I would like to access Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from my Windows desktop at work. Microsoft’s Remote Desktop protocol can be convenient for this and is also available for Mac OS X. These instructions from Tweaking4All worked perfect for me! Hope this helps you too…

Edit path in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

A short “note to self” that you may find useful too. You can edit the $PATH variable in Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan by modifying the .bash_profile file in your home directory. It’s easy: open Terminal and enter

to open the file in your predefined editor. Alternatively you can use vim or nano like:…Continue Reading…

Coursera vs edX

I wanted to use MOOC for getting some education about Big Data, data science and machine learning. Some time ago I did an attempt at Coursera to follow Andrew Ng’s course on machine learning, but found it difficult to keep up. Afterwards I explored Udacity, and was only moderately enthusiastic. As these MOOC courses are…Continue Reading…

NeuroMind and OrthoRef 3.0 delayed

I am sorry to say that the final release of both NeuroMind 3.0 and OrthoRef 3.0 will be delayed. I submitted both updates before Xmas hoping they would be available at the beginning of January. Part of these updates is an Information screen that refers to the app’s homepage, and that homepage mentions that the…Continue Reading…

TREMOR12W: tremor measurements on Apple Watch

After learning how to transfer data from the Apple Watch to the iPhone, I have been working on the TREMOR12 app by creating a WatchKit extension to perform tremor measurements on the Apple Watch and send them to the iPhone. You can browse the code in the “watch” branch in the GitHub repo. Despite the official…Continue Reading…

Transfer data from Apple Watch to iPhone

I have been playing around with watchOS2 development lately and created a small test project to transfer data from the Apple Watch to the iPhone. The full source code is available from GitHub, for anyone interested. The code is based on tutorials at Techotopia.com and RayWenderlich.com using Apple’s Watch Connectivity framework in Swift. Feel free to reuse…Continue Reading…

Installing Parallels Tools in CentOS 6 on El Capitan

I am using Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac OS X to run other operating systems on my Macbook Pro. This works fine for Windows 8 – I have no need for Windows 10 yet. This also works fine for Ubuntu. For a Big Data specialization on Coursera organized by the San Diego Supercomputer Center I need…Continue Reading…

TREMOR12 export dialog improved

I improved the export dialog from the TREMOR12 app to offer the same functionality you get in NeuroMind 3. The original version just contained email export, now you get the familiar dialog that allows to export to other programs too. The GitHub repo has been updated and the 1.1 version has been submitted to the…Continue Reading…

NeuroMind 3: new styling for scores

The last improvement that I wanted before releasing NeuroMind 3 is a better styling of the content (in particular the score details and decision support feedback). Now I did that! Here is a “before” and “after”…. Before   After I guess I made my point! :-) More images

NeuroMind 3: Spine Instability Neoplastic Score decision support

As a last content addition before submitting NeuroMind 3 to the App Store, I added the Spine Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) as interactive decision support: This will also be available as an In App Purchase for $0.99. The only thing left before releasing NeuroMind 3 is to improve the styling a little…. Stay tuned! More images from SINS…Continue Reading…