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Forum2000 / Conversatron

If you’re an internet citizen of a certain age (between 1996-2000), you might remember something called forum2000 (a.k.a. the conversatron). I hardly ever see it referenced, and had a hard time finding it via Google. If you found this article while looking for forum2000: it did exist …

Genepidgin repackaging

Genepidgin is a utility belt of gene naming tools. It helps compare, clean, and select names intended for coding sequence. Its primary draw is turning an almost-great name:

BT002689 glycine/betaine/L-proline ABC transport protein, periplasmic-binding protein

into a great name …

Speedrack initial release

Speedrack is a single-node cron system with an attractive web interface, execution history, and configurable notification via email. It’s really easy to install, use, and maintain.

speedrack interface

If you’re doing it right already, with a combination of cron / real monitoring …

Words, Words, Words

Reading is my primary pastime. There’s a natural inclination to think that if you don’t read books that you don’t like reading. Books are great, but reading isn’t all about books.

When I want to learn about current web technology and design? Websites and web-derived authors …

Pleasant Chaos

Check work email, check personal email. My seven-month-old daughter has a death grip on my thumbs as I teach her to walk and I’m scolding the twenty-two-month daughter for purposefully putting a book on the floor in our path. (Can’t step on books, instant timeout) The tone of …

Credit is a Hobby

Credit scores have a lot of reach into your quality of life. Luckily, I took an interest in the topic years ago and doing so helped me get my family into a home.

One of my credit cards had been closed due to inactivity (whoops). I called to get it …

Understanding New Parents

A few years ago, I ended up on the wrong side of this response:

“Wait, I love my kids! STOP TALKING ABOUT KILLING MY KIDS!”

I found this a little confusing, as we weren’t talking about killing anyone. However, I’ve since become a parent, and I can offer …