Saturday, April 6, 2013

Still Alive!

So I know it has been a while since I have posted anything to my blog, but I was a bit shocked to learn that "a while" is actually almost 2 years.

In the past 2 years a lot has happened:

  • I passed my departmental exams and advanced to candidacy
  • I sailed as member of the scientific party on IODP Expedition 343: Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project (JFAST).
  • I was selected to participate in a NASA Social, during which I was able to go to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena for the landing of Curiosity, the Mars Science Lab rover
  • I got married to Kurt Schwehr, who is much better about updating his blog than I am mine
In the next year, I'll be wrapping up my research and getting ready to defend. As I do so, I am going to make an effort to keep my blog updated. 

I realize that not only has my blog been helpful to me, as I have often referred back to it to remember how I did something, but that it has also been helpful to others as well. Having something that I posted save someone else a lot of grief and head-banging is pretty sweet, and I hope that some of my future posts will continue to be beneficial to people.
So buckle up and hang on to your hats folks, here we go....


  1. Yay, good to see you blogging again! I'm looking forward to reading your posts :-)

  2. Well this is a surprise, I was looking at a 2009 post you made about reading gsf files. Could you point me to the way to read them with Python?

  3. Hi Kimo,
    Unfortunately I haven't. I am hoping to be able to do it at some point, but realistically it probably won't happen until after i defend. I originally wrote the code when I thought I would be using GSF files a lot in my research, and as it turns out, I haven't used any.