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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 Dinosaur Debugger Have you ever worked on something really hard, maybe as a tag team effort, and it was an amazingly fulfilling experience? Why does that happen? Usually it’s pretty simple. It happens because you learn something, feel challenged, and sense that... Read more

Windows Extraction with Singularity Today one of my colleagues hit an infinite loop when a support technician required the extraction of (Linux) drivers from an .exe file. The convseration went something like this, and I have a feeling many administrators have “been here.” But... Read more

The Scientific Filesystem Container Builder In this post, I’m going to talk about the Scientific Filesystem Container Builder, a template for researchers to use to make it easy to distribute reproducible, tested research software. Yes, that means a workflow of: build --> test --> deploy... Read more

Open Source Datasets with Kaggle Data sharing is hard, but we all know that there is great potential for discovery and reward [1]. A typical “sharing operation” might look like passing around a portable drive, putting compressed archives on some university or cloud server, or... Read more