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After much research, toil, and soul-searching, I’ve decided to start this blog as a way to both chronicle my postdoctoral endeavors and introduce myself (in a way) to the larger scientific community. I hope that people will find my writings useful, informative, and entertaining. Hopefully, sometimes things will get controversial and we can have meaningful dialogs. Or, maybe you can just call me names.

I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while now, but it just seemed a little self-aggrandizing to do so when I was still a student. Now that I’m a fully-minted, Ph.D., however, everyone should care about everything I have to say, right? Hardly.

I’ve chosen to blog on the Pelican platform. I looked around at the alternatives (Wordpress, Blogger, Jekyll, Octopress, Hyde), and this seemed like the best fit. Everything seems to play nicely together, even with Canopy, which hasn’t always the case for me. Running right in my User venv, some installs via pip and enpkg, and I was off and running. Even my general distaste for all things web-development didn’t stop me, and I managed to create something that, while mostly default, at least reflects my aesthetic. The pages and source are hosted at Github, too, so feel free to fork it.

I’m looking forward to hearing from people, so please get in contact with me. I’m always open for collaboration and discussing interesting ideas.