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Hi, I'm VanessaSaurus, a Software Engineer.
Building tools, containers, and cloudy things, with a penchant for Python and parsnips. -- about me


Automatic Jekyll Navigation One thing I’m quite lazy about is wanting to update navigation. There are several approaches I’ve taken in the past to handle this, the most labor intensive being maintaining several (possibly related) navigation menus via YAML files or directly in... Read more

Levels of a Research Software Engineering Group Today we celebrate the first International RSE Day, and I attended the US-RSE events. It was a lovely little conference because it was mixed with presentations followed by discussion, and these kinds of discussion are both interesting and can help... Read more

TIL: Embedded Fields in Structs for Go Here is a quick “Today I learned” about how to mimic inheritance in Go. For example, in Python if we have a class, we can easily inherit attributes and functions from it for some subclass. Here is a parent class... Read more

rtld-audit and LD_AUDIT I recently had the desire to trace a process - the reason and context aren’t important, but my colleague pointed me at rtld-audit, which is (I quote) an “auditing API for the dynamic linker.” What this means in practice is... Read more