May 25, 2009


This post is just a brief introduction. I'm an interdisciplinary scientist, with a 100% Linux lab for over 10 years. Linux has revolutionized many things, including computing in science. The availability of cheap computing power, coupled with open source tools (including Linux) makes many things possible. My own area of research is paleontology and evolutionary biology, with a heavy emphasis on theoretical and modeling work. I plan to use this blog as just a place to describe how we use Linux in the lab and for science, and maybe also prompt other members of the scientific community to chime in. You can read more about my research here:

 As a teaser, here's a graphic that we produced a few weeks ago with Blender ( and the Gimp ( I'll try to explain what it means in a later post.

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