Thursday, May 15, 2014

DIYBio in the Oklahoma City Metro?

After dropping by the front door of BioCurious in Sunnyvale, CA and missing out on the opportunity to see anyone I wondered if I could get involved in someway remotely. I e-mailed Eri Gentry and asked if there was some way to be involved while outside of the Bay Area. She said that they lacked the infrastructure, but I could get involved with events that had Fast forward a few days in the future. I had broken down, and remembered that Amanda Harlin with okc.js had challenged me to bring tech to Oklahoma. She said that those that complain are not those that do something about it. The memory ofthe citizen scientist biotech lab, BioCurious, and the challenge that Amanda threw down made me wonder if there could be a bio-hacker space in Oklahoma. Then came the thought that around here you have to build things, just like everything else that sprouted out of the prairie. See the list of current DIYBio places:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Sometimes problems fix themselves if you walk away for awhile and reboot your computer twice.


I followed this glossy website ( and then the more nerdy OTHER github website ( See specifically,

There were a number of problems with "git commit -a -m "First pages commit" but eventually they went away. Like after about an hour or more. Sorry, I should be polite. Now, no more 404s.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mountain View Day #1

Today was a crazy day. I met two people who were interning at Google. I ate 50 cent bananas, a 30 cent mandarin. I met a programmer who is a lisp programmer, and a met the founder of Counterparty. I also met a guy promoting solar energy, went to church, got lost near the Nasa Ames research center, walked along Steven's Creek trail, I admired the redwood trees?, saw Microsoft in Mountain View, found the Computer History Museum, found Google had offices on a street called Fairchild. I'm at Hacker Dojo right now. But I still wonder what is really important in life.