Checking static links with urlchecker — There are common needs across open source or academic projects that sometimes continually hit us in the face. They become such regular annoyances, in fact, that we even stop seeing them. Such an example is the simple task of checking... Read more—
Hi, I'm VanessaSaurus, a Software Engineer.
Building tools, containers, and cloudy things, with a penchant for Python and parsnips. -- about me
AskCI Server: Collaborative and version controlled knowledge base — Documentation is not remotely sexy. And according to the Journal of Open Source Software, if you invest time and thought into a version controlled documentation server that could serve researchers in so many ways, it is not research software. I... Read more—
crc32c Validation for Google Storage Objects — I recently was working on snakemake and we ran into the issue where a rule reported an unexpected end of file. Since the files were obtained with the Google Storage (GS) remote, this meant that the download had not produced... Read more—
Needs Love — Have you ever found that learning is most fun when you are working on something that you care about? I’ve most definitely realized over the years that I best learn when I’m working on an actual problem. For much of... Read more—