In computer science, programmers refer to instances as a new context based on an existing model. You can “spin up” or launch an instance of program/system you’re working on, developing it in a controlled environment. When ready, you can “push” your instance to the world. Others may “pull” down your instance, improve on it, and merge it with your work. Though the terminology may be new to those outside of the computer science world, the overall concept of developing instances is nothing new.

I have personally never liked the word “blog”. I don’t like it’s phonetic sound. I also don’t like how it lacks descriptiveness, or simply, character. So I’ve decided to call my posts as “instances”. Some serve as important developments in my medical world. Others may highlight literal programming or technology ideas I am tinkering with. Some may seem to have nothing to do with anything. Collectively, these instances give you an idea of what I’m tinkering with today.

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Securely updating WordPress Core, Plugins, and Themes

Securely update your WordPress by using Linux file permissions
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STAR Methods: Key Resources

A living document with the goal of improving research reproducibility. Detailed listing of the key resources required, adapted from Cell Press STAR Methods
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Building a bioinformatics lab from scratch, in Debian 12

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Using Quarto for documentation and publication

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REDCap Trick 1: Jump directly to a particular record with this bookmarklet

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PGP Encryption: Add My PGP Public Keys

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Finding files with the command line

Recursively list files and sort by date modified In my research project, I often have to quickly navigate through a large directory of study subjects …
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Cutting the Cord – A 2 Year Retrospective Using Plex

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COVID-19 Dashboard

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Script: DVR-Retention

Our family is big on watching NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, each night. My Plex server records this news program, each day/week. This script …
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Script: YouTube-to-Plex

I have two scripts which help me import YouTube videos into my Plex server. This script allows me to download individual YouTube videos to my …
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Rural Medicine Camp

Camps organized by the Dept of Community Medicine serve as primary care for village populations whichotherwise would not travel to healthcare centers. We screen patients …
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Script: YouTube-Channels-to-Plex

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Rural Ophthalmology Camp

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Cutting Edge Surgical Society

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Vice President of Administration – KMC Student Council

Elected to represent 1,000 medical students on issues primarily concerning academics, room & boarding, student safety, and overall medical school experience. Advocated and negotiated for the student body in meetings with student interest groups, faculty heads, college/university administration, and local public officials. Compiled student data and interviewed for national / international academic accreditation agencies.
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Each One Teach One

Each One Teach One – 9th Grade Mathematics Tutor Social Welfare Committee -KMC Student Council Tutored math to 9th grade students at a local high …
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Utsav is a week-long, university competition, with hundreds of participants and thousands of attendees. It is a competition between all of the colleges under Manipal …
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