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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


The Scientific Filesystem The Scientific Filesystem (scif) is an organizational format that supports exposure of executables and metadata for discoverability. The format includes a known filesystem structure, a definition for a set of environment variables describing it, and functions for generation of the... Read more

Goodbye Fish To be cut twice, in the same way again. Not just in physical but emotional whim An unexpected pain A mistaken of kin Empty and nauseos Restless in tears Shaken, sickening Unrelenting fears A heart so lost, A $PATHless bin... Read more

The Mystery of PS4 The little set of $PS* variables that are hiding on standard linux machines are one of those hidden nuggets of awesome that, once you discover, lead to numerous kinds of fun! Give it a try on your machine, and see... Read more

The Experiment Factory Robots I recently have been on a mission to eradicate all dust (and associated mites) from my dinosaur cave, and procured a robot vaccuum. Very quickly Pusheena-Vaccuum (this is his name) was decorated with Christmas ribbons, a daily schedule, and a... Read more