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  • My PhD viva experience

    I haven’t been blogging for a while as I was busy writing my PhD thesis and preparing for the final viva. But now as my viva is over and I have successfully passed my PhD it seems fair to start writing again with a post about my viva experience. My viva went really well better than what I expected, after...

  • My PhD using only free and open source software

    I have been advocating in favour of free and/or open source software (FOSS) ever since I started using GNU/Linux in 2005 during my second year of undergraduate. I am not entirely against paid or proprietary software as long as they are installed using a legitimate and not a bootleg copy. Throughout my childhood, I have learned how to use a...

  • Cloud Convert to convert PostScript into SVG format

    Yesterday I discovered a really cool website Cloud Convert for converting different document file formats for example from PostScript to SVG. I use much software in my research which generates output in PostScript format. Postscripts are editable using a text editor if you know how the PostScript language works. I find it easier to work with the SVG format...

  • Using Inkscape for chemical structure/pathway drawing

    Inkscape is a versatile vector drawing cross-platform free software which can be used for various types of complex drawings ranging from designing adverts to scientific drawings. I mostly use it for drawings related to biology, specially biosynthesis pathways. Drawing a biosynthesis pathway usually require a bunch of arbitrary symbols such as spheres and a number of chemical moieties attached to...

  • How to make dictionary work in TexStudio

    I recently started using LaTex for my PhD thesis. I would say it takes a while to get your head around it but once it works it’s a fun thing to do. And it is so much easy to work with large documents such as a thesis than using MS Word or LibreOffice Writer. I am using TexStudio as my...