I am doing a surprising amount of molecular graphics stuff at the moment, and have finally realised I don't have the skills or coordination to use a mouse/keyboard to do simple rotations/scaling/clipping etc. So, it turns out it's possible to connect up a dial box to a aMacBook Pro, with a little bit of messing around with drivers. So does anyone have an old, unwanted dial box for an SGI machine? Part numbers 9980991, 9980992, and 9780804 are all apparently OK. If you have one of these, let me know.
UniChem new beta interface and web services We are excited to announce that our UniChem beta site will become the default one on the 11th of May. The new system will allow us to better maintain UniChem and to bring new functionality in a more sustainable way. The current interface and web services will still be reachable for a period of time at https://www.ebi.ac.uk/unichem/legacy . In addition to it, the most popular legacy REST endpoints will also remain implemented in the new web services: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/unichem/api/docs#/Legacy Some downtime is expected during the swap. What's new? UniChem’s current API and web application is implemented with a framework version that’s not maintained and the cost of updating it surpasses the cost of rebuilding it. In order to improve stability, security, and support the implementation and fast delivery of new features, we have decided to revamp our user-facing systems using the latest version of widely used and maintained frameworks, i