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by scain (Curate)
on Feb 15, 2001 at 22:46 UTC ( #58682=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

A few years ago, while I was still unemployed, I was shopping with my nearly three year old daughter. Through no fault of her own, she tripped and fell. She fell into one of those merchandise hooks that come straight out from the wall. It punctured her skull and penetrated her brain to a depth of almost 2 inches. While it was quite scary, and I never want to spend another night in the PICU, she is fine now. As a result of this, my wife and I have started a crusade for safer store displays. Step one in the crusade is setting up a new website: Please take a look and let me know what you think.

This picture is of me and my twins who, at the time, were 45 and 44 minutes old repectively. I'm the one in the middle.

No longer unemployed! I am the new coordinator of an open source bioinformatics project GMOD, the Generic Model Organism Database. Drop me a note if you are interested in participating. It is a mixed development environment: Perl, Java, PHP, and that is just the start--I wouldn't be surprised if others make it into the mix. I work in Lincoln Stein's lab at Cold Spring Harbor Lab, though most of the time I telecommute from my home in Ohio.
I became a Bishop on Christmas eve 2001.
Just a little bit of background: by education, I am a PhD chemical engineer, but I've never worked in an oil refinery. Immediately after finishing school, I went into bioinformatics, a field that I expect some other monks here are familiar with. Since I am really an engineer, I cut my programming teeth on FORTRAN,1 but since have programmed in several languages, including C, Java, and VBS‎crip‎t (which I still have to use sometimes), but my tool of choice has been Perl for a few years.

1OK, that's not really true. I really started programming in AppleSoft BASIC on an Apple IIe, but that was in the dark ages. (Not that FORTRAN isn't from the dark ages, too.)

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[Corion]: Yay! As I had to reset my phone again, I now also back up my SMS automatically. Highly conveniently, there is a program to back up my SMS to my IMAP server as mails ;)
[1nickt]: Corion this is an android phone? If so, are you encountering problems with recent upgrades? Lately my phone dies suddenly quite often, seemingly coredumps caused by interaction of two actions, eg phone playing a sound and user swiping simultaneously :-/
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[Corion]: Otherwise, the Vernee Mars looks tempting
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[LanX]: Corion: shouldn't pmdev have permission to view code of nodelets?
[1nickt]: And of course everything is "unlocked" in EU, right?
[1nickt]: I think there are far more choices than in the US

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