Extract ChemDraw files from *.docx on a Mac

Recently, I came across a paper and I wanted to work with the published molecules. In the cheminformatics context working with molecules means to load them from a file, i.e., a machine readable representation. Since transcribing them from the printed pictures in the paper is cumbersome, I wrote the…

Poche on Uberspace

This is a tutorial on how to install Poche (fr.: pocket) a self-hosted read-it-later app on an uberspace. Poche is an open-source version of Instapaper, Readabilty and co. Edit 10.02.14: Poche is now called Wallabag. Added Section Security below. Installation This is assuming that you want to install…

RSS Setup

In my opinion, RSS is one of the most useful inventions of the internet. I use them a lot to keep track of web-comics, image blogs, scientific journals, blog posts and news. Until earlier this year I have been using Google Reader. I first moved to Feedly, but then decided…

Secure Synchronization of DevonThink data

Here, I describe how I synchronize my DevonThink databases via a pseudo-cloud setup across multiple computers in a secure way. Requirements: DevonThink (Pro), BoxCryptor, and Bittorrent Sync. When I became a grad-student I was looking for a way to stay organized and came across DevonThink. To date, I use multiple…

LEGO® Smartphone Stand

I build a LEGO® iPhone Stand from some parts that originally belonged to a drafting machine. There were no instructions, just trial and error... LEGO style. Without... ...and with cover.…

Welcome to Ghost

You're in! Nice. We've put together a little post to introduce you to the Ghost editor and get you started. Go ahead and edit this post to get going and learn how it all works! Getting Started Writing in markdown is really easy. In the left hand panel of Ghost,…