- Built and delivered awesome web applications with thoughtbot, and will help to roll out a beginning Rails thoughtbot training course later this January.
- Attended RailsConf, RubyConf, the Lone Star Ruby Conference, and spoke at Boston.rb on Clearance, a small auth plugin for Ruby web apps.
- Started learning more biology in earnest by taking a cell- and micro-bio course at Harvard Extension and working with DIYbio. While the lecture is a very good one, as lectures go, I preferred the lab to the lecture and, as such, intend to do more hands-on learning in 2009. A few projects I would like to undertake include:
- Working through Shoestring Biotechnology: Budget-Oriented High Quality Biotechnology Laboratories for Two-Year College and High School.
- Working on at least one piece of equipment with DIYbio folks, such as Open Gel Box 2.0.
- Participating in a DIYbio iGEM team.
A little while back, I resigned from my position at VistaPrint to take a great opportunity at thoughtbot, inc in downtown Boston. I’ll be starting with them on Monday, June 9, and am super excited to join their small and dynamic team. Initially, I’ll be working on tools for the Nature Publishing Group like Nature Network.
I got to hang out with some of the team at RailsConf, see some top-secret Tee-Bot designs, go on some exciting Portland excursions and adventures, and I might have even learned a little Ruby or Rails along the way.
DIYbio is an organization for the ever expanding community of citizen scientists and DIY biological engineers that value openness & responsibility. DIYbio aims to be an “Institution for the Amateur” – an umbrella organization that provides some of the same resources afforded by more traditional institutions like academia and industry, such as access to a community of experts, to technical literature and other resources, to responsible oversight for health and safety, and an interface between the community and the public at large.Check out diybio.org and, if you’re in the Boston area, drop by our meetup next week! Read Jason Bobe’s summary of the first meeting at the DIYbio blog, and keep an eye on the DIYbio mailing list for details.
- Go grab m2wp.py.
- Download m2wp-mysql.diff. (Update 6/6/08: fixed the missing trailing newline)
patch m2wp.py m2wp-mysql.py.diff -o m2wp-mysql.py.
- Now you can run
python m2wp.py -hand you’re off and running!
- Get the XMLStarlet command line XML toolkit.
xml tr atom2rss.xsl atom.xml > rss.xml
- Go to http://mywordpressblog.com/wp-admin/admin.php?import=rss
- Import your rss.xml
- Pull comments over by hand.
From the “publishing old drafts for kicks” department, some interesting notes on Biological Simulation Languages: