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Computer Scientist at the Department of BioSciences, Rice University

About Me

I will post things in this blog to keep track of fun stuff  along the lines of Web, Operating Systems, Programming  and the like.

I’m Boanerges, research scientist working in Zhong Lab, in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, at Rice University.

The initial motivation to write stuff here is the O’Reilly review program (icon and link below).
I review for the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program

However, I later found it useful to write recipes and stuff that I expect my partner to be bored to hear from me (that is, instead of going to conversation topic, it goes to the blog).


  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, upgraded to core i7 and with the protection plan
    • or, ASUS UX303 (lowest price: $1165, Aug-2014), 13.3″ at 3200 x 1800 resolution, 12GB RAM, 256 SSD, core i7
    • or, 11-inch MacBook Air, upgraded to core i7, 8GM RAM, and protection plan (but this requires me to have a monitor at home, 24″ or bigger)
    • or, 15″ thinkpad W540 workstation: 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, core i7-4800MQ, DVD+RW, windows 7pro ($1300, Feb-2015)
  • Monitor 27″ (amazon, $230 Jan-2014)
  • Nautica long sleeve shirts, Medium

List of old songs (spanish) that I had to list somewhere, grouped by Artist. If you like more than half of them, then you’re likely an old person, no offense.

  • Alejandro Fernandez
    • Si tu supieras
  • Ana Gabriel
    • Destino
    • Es demasiado tarde
    • Luna
    • Simplemente amigos
    • Y aqui estoy
  • Camilo Sesto
    • Donde estes con quien estes
    • El amor de mi vida
    • Si tu te vas
  • Jose Jose
    • Almohada
    • Amar y querer
    • Gavilan o Paloma
    • Lo que no fue no sera
    • Si me dejas ahora
  • Jose Luis Perales
    • Y como es el? (I was told that this is a dad talking to his daughter (GLBT daughter/son is applicable as well because we live in a modern world))
  • Juan Gabriel
    • Asi fue
    • Fue un placer conocerte
    • La diferencia
    • Se me olvido otra vez
    • Siempre en mi mente
    • Te sigo amando
    • Ya lo se que tu te vas
  • Laura Pausini
    • Amores extraños
  • Marisela
    • La pareja ideal (this song brings up one of those rare moments when I wish my wife would speak Spanish so that she would understand how this songs expresses much of how I feel about us)
  • Mijares y Lucero
    • El privilegio de amar
  • Ricardo Montaner
    • La cima del cielo
    • Me va a extrañar
    • Sera
    • Tan enamorados
  • Rocio Durcal
    • Amor eterno
    • Costumbres
  • Selena
    • Buenos amigos

Things I’ve read/listened online that went deep down into my feelings:

  • Death of Leelah Alcorn (After reading the note, I promise that I’ll lovingly accept my child’s decisions about gender).
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. After 9/11, every time I see the time and it is 9:11, I remember the victims on the attack. Since 12/14/2012, I remember the victims of the elementary school shooting every time that I see 12:14 on the clock. It pains me to even imagine what the parents of the children had and will continue to go through for the rest of their lives. May God (or mother nature because I don’t believe in God most of the time) help your hearts.
  • “… there are some things so dear, some things so precious, some things so eternally true, that they are worth dying for. And if a man has not discovered something that he would die for, he ain’t fit to live”. -MLK, December 7, 1964