Week Notes: 9

Mar 22, 2022 18:34 · 282 words · 2 minutes read weekly-reviews

Free And Open Source(FOSS) Work

  • This week was focused on making all the tests in GeneNetwork green.
  • Merged: #86, #85, #84, #83, #77.
  • Finally merged some work related to case-attribute data. We tested that with @zsloan. Some issues cropped up. I’ll outline that in our issue tracker and send out an e-mail to relevant stake holders to address that.
  • I missed out on some important meeting (about processors); and this was because I couldn’t get Zoom working on my machine(my phone was out too!).
  • This week my focus will be on outlining the top 10 (with 2 tests each) most important things/ functionality to have tested in gn2.

Grad School

  • Computed– in R– the MLE (Most Likely Estimator) of the Exponential and Pareto distribution using the Newton-Raphson method. I’ll try hacking one for the Gamma distribution before my next class.
  • Fooled around with smoothing functions in R.


  • Finished the book: “Just A Book” (this book chronicles the band: “Just A Band”).
  • Started and finished: “Deep Work” by Cal Newport.
  • Started: “The Sense of Style” by Steven Pinker.

Personal & Miscellaneous

  • I’m healing really well. No more puffy eye-lids and lips.
  • Installed (against my philosophy of free s/w) Mi Home on my phone. It’s cool to remotely control my device. I’d ill-advise any one to do this.
  • My young sister (11 y/o) got 2 puppies.
  • My cursive is becoming more snappy. My cursive is sexy ;)
  • Went to a dear one’s birthday over the weekend.
  • My older sibling shared his tips on interviewing in the aforementioned birthday event.
  • Personal realisation: I like my sense of individualism; and I like quiet spaces.