ThermonucleotideBLAST is a software program for searching a target database of nucleic acid sequences using an assay specific query that is based on biochemical assays (i.e. a pair of oligonucleotide sequences representing PCR primers or Padlock probes, a triplet of oligos representing PCR primers and a TaqMan probe, or a single oligo representing a hybridization probe). Unlike existing programs (i.e. BLAST) which use heuristic measures of sequence similarity for identifying matches between a query and target sequence, ThermonucleotideBLAST uses free energy and melting temperature.
Pelotero is a handy, easy-to-use application that lets you download files via a proxy server. In this way, downloads blocked by domain will no longer be blocked. Places such as colleges, public libraries, and some cafes block access to file downloads based either on the content type or its domain name. Pelotero lets you avoid these restrictions and download those files.
Ocean Puzzle is a game for young children up to the age of ten. It is an easy-to-learn puzzle game with a bright and colorful interface and a collection of funny and cheerful animal pictures. The controls give your child a great opportunity to familiarize themselves with the basic usage of the mouse. Changing puzzle pieces is a simple two-click process. There is also an adjustable difficulty level.
UFOClock draws an astronomical clock. From it you can read the time of day, phase of the lunar month, ratio of day to night, time until a solstice or equinox, and time until the end or beginning of twilight. The time of day depends on your location on the surface of the Earth, which you can enter on the command line or in a dotfile in your home directory. Location can be given as latitude/longitude or ZIP code. It is called UFO clock because it sort of looks like crop circles. It is based on Sundial by George Williams. It requires GLUT installed to run and the NOVAS library to build.
retainCounter is an application that converts a simple [object release] into a NSLog(@"object retainCount: %i",[object retainCount]); [object release]; command. This is sometimes useful if developers wish to know the current count of an object before it is released, which makes it easier to detect memory leaks.