Week Notes: 14

Apr 27, 2022 13:42 · 336 words · 2 minutes read weekly-reviews

Free And Open Source(FOSS) Work

  • I successfully dumped the Genenetwork relational database to a plain text and RDF database by following this.
  • I created a shepherd user in my system, similar to something genenetwork does. This allows me to run services in a foreign distro(Arch Linux).
  • Most of my time was spent work on my grant-proposal which aligns to GN.

Grad School

  • Met up with my supervisor Shelby to discuss my grant proposal. He had some useful feedback and I incorporated those during my re-iterative edits.
  • I finished a course in Advanced Bio-informatics. I’m expecting to sit for an exam this week on Friday.


  • I made some progress in:
    • “Team of Rivals.”
    • BJ Fogg’s “Tiny Habits.”
    • Harville Hendrix’ “Getting The Love You Want.”

Personal & Miscellaneous

  • Google are hiring here in Nairobi.
  • In my org workflow, I’ve been trying to make my tasks as atomic as possible.
  • Mwai Kibaki, Kenya’s third president, passed away.
  • I had a conversation with a dear one about mental health, and how it’s important to always take care of yourself. Importantly, you should do this from a place of self-love, not because you are “damaged” and need to be “fixed.”
  • A dear one and her partner had travelled from Rwanda, and they came to visit us. I got some really good Rwandan t-shirt!
  • A very brutal murder of Sheila Adhiambo Lumumba. This got to me and is painful to read :‘(
  • I’m getting into the habit of meditating. I use the “Waking Up” app as a guide.
  • A work-ation has been organised by dear ones. The idea: get away from the city, and find a quiet place to work and get some good reading done.