Glass Ceiling

Hace unos meses compartí acerca de las mujeres en la ciencia (de cómputos). Cuando escribí eso, sentí que se quedaron fuera varias mujeres que han sido importantes en mi carrera. Pero no en el aspecto de la ciencia de computos, sino por otras razones.

Y aqui hay un efecto curioso …

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Mujeres en la ciencia de cómputos

Introduccion

La Dra. Liz Diaz me invitó a participar del Segundo Simposio El Poder de la Mujer en las Ciencias, el 15 y 16 de abril de 2021. Se supone que para presentar los programas de ciencia de computos. Pero su invitación y el tema de la conferencia me hicieron …

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First steps in Plan 9

While learning about Mastodon and the fediverse (more on that later, in a separate post), I ran across a group of people learning and working with Plan 9. Plan 9 is an operating system developed at Bell Labs in the 1990's, a sort of successor to some of the ideas …

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Low-power computing

Introduction

I sometimes direct the UPR High Performance Computing facility, or as my colleagues like to call it, the medium performance computing facility. We've run largish linux clusters and big sgi machines since the early naughts.

So it's a little surprising I'm also interested in low-power computing. Until you hear …

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Covid-19 and the Random Student Generator

It's been a few months since I wrote anything in the blog. Like everyone, I've been busy with the Covid-19 pandemic. We moved all classes online in March, and Fall 2020 is online only too. Teaching online is hard, maybe as hard as learning online. I'm grateful to the Carpentries …

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2020 Earthquakes

Introduction

Puerto Rico had a swarm (or sequence) of earthquakes at the end of 2019 and the start of 2020. So far, the largest was a magnitude 6.4 on January 7, 2020.

Since around December 28, there have been hundreds of quakes in the region. Several researchers have made …

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Water levels in Carraizo reservoir

Introduction

During the 2015 drought I wrote niveles-carraizo, an openshift app to monitor the water levels at the reservoir close to my home. Openshift changed the way apps work, so the app stopped working a while back.

The app used a cronjob to scrape data from our water works, but …

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Using Google Drive from the command line

Introduction

The University of Puerto Rico has a G Suite Education Edition agreement. Several researchers are interested in using Google Drive to backup and securely share data and results. We set up a Team Drive for testing in one of our projects, and it was working nicely, but one of …

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