Politics, Information Technology, and Genomics

Putting the Dev in DevOps

I was recently reminded of a post I had on the Atomist blog about how DevOps is much more focused on Dev than Ops and how to rectify it. Give it a read: Putting the Dev in DevOps. Full Post

The Parable of No Samaritan

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied.... Full Post

Turning Data Into Food

Our team at Monsanto recently led the charge to start an engineering blog where we can share more about what we are doing in IT and Technology, highlight some of our Open Source projects, and talk a bit about our culture. We’re just getting started but there are already a couple good posts, including the beginning of a series by Jorge Montero about Scala’s implicits. I just published a post on how we are using... Full Post

Move to Jekyll and GitHub Pages

I haven’t posted any new content in a while, but after logging in to my hosting provider and finding some suspicious files I didn’t put there, I decided it was time to finally move away from WordPress to a static site generator. I also wanted to move away from my hosting provider. Therefore, I figured GitHub Pages and Jekyll were my best bet. I used JekyllImport::Importers::WordpressDotCom and more or less followed the first few steps... Full Post

Congratulations on reaching the $1000 genome

Recently there has been a spate of talks, press releases, and articles about the absurdity of the $1000 human genome, e. g., Cancer, Data and the Fallacy of the $1000 Genome. No doubt this has contributed to the somewhat muted response to Life Technologies announcement that they will attempt to win the Archon Genomics X Prize using the Ion Torrent Proton platform. While I agree that talk of the $1000 human genome is irrelevant, it's... Full Post