Monday July 01, 2002
Whoo hoo! I recieved an unexpected tax refund of $300 today! Last year the IRS determined I payed too little in taxes, but this year I got a refund! :)
Monday June 17, 2002
Well I saw Office Space
again for the 5th time. I can never get bored of that movie.
And I also saw the new movie Windtalkers with Nicholas Cage. Its good story, and Cage gives a good performance.
Wednesday May 29, 2002
no more spam!
I installed SpamAssassin yesterday and its awesome! No longer is my mailbox filled with annoying spam messages. Sending out props to the
of the project. Thanks!
Tuesday May 14, 2002
So I'm cleaning my kitchen tonight and all of a sudden I feel this rattling. I thought it was a train passing by, but I don't live near any tracks. The shaking lasted about 10 seconds when I finally realized it was an earthquake. I then proceeded to walk outside. Only a few of my neighbors were outside as well. The news said it was a magnitude 5.2 quake. I've been in California for a little more than a year, and I've experienced my first earthquake. Let's hope its my last one...
Monday May 06, 2002
Over the past few weeks I have been watching the planets Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter slowly cluster together in the western sky after sunset.
Tonight Venus, Mars, Saturn a forming a triangle.
A beautiful site to see. The next time such a tight clustering will happen is in 2060. Read more here.
Monday April 29, 2002
helping out the boss.
Last week my supervisor walks in my office asking me if I could help him out with implementing/debugging a multi-level hash. I told him about the virtues of Data::Dumper and after fiddling around with his code, we fixed it. Afterwards I was feeling good about myself because its usually me going to him asking input/help about my code.
Monday April 08, 2002
Stop genomic neo-colonialism!!!
Here is a story
about Jim Kent
, bioinformaticst (sp?)/computer scientist/open data hero. He is giving a keynote address at Oreilly's OSCON
. Now if I can just convince my boss to let me go.
Jim and his group at UC Santa Cruz develop/enhance/maintain the UCSC Genome Browser
. It's a great tool to visualize the human genome and all its attributes (genes, annotation information,etc). I use it almost everyday for my job.
Tuesday April 02, 2002
I got DSL woo hoo!