Ryan Barrett's blog

Apocalypse…you see that, and you know….I’m just going to lay down and die. I’m not gonna thrive in that environment! I type for a living. I’ll be food for other, stronger men. – Penny Arcade, Deer Diary

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 04:50:17 +0000

The invention of theories depends on our talents and other fortuitous circumstances such as a satisfactory sex life. – Paul Feyerabend, Against Method

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 20:51:31 +0000

family date night

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 03:20:53 +0000

Engineering bioinformatics in seconds, not hours

Cross posted on the Color blog. 10,000 Year Clock, Long Now It was winter 2014. Pharrell had just dropped Happy, the Rosetta probe landed on a comet, President Obama was opening diplomatic relations with Cuba… …and here at Color, the bioinformatics team had a problem. Our pipeline — the data processing system that crunches raw DNA data […]

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 21:09:47 +0000

Really excited to share more about the technical challenges we’re tackling here at Color and the future of health tech at a special event we’re hosting in a couple weeks. Ping me if you’re interested!

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:18:44 +0000

Building a public research database out of spare parts

Cross posted on the Color blog. A couple months ago, we launched a public research database with DNA, health history, and more from 50,000 of our clients. You might be surprised at how little work it took us: under four person-months total. Read on to hear how we designed and built it, went above and […]

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:56:50 +0000

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 06:37:35 +0000

More 4 year old quotes: “71 is weird because the 1 is like boop and the 7 is like boop boop!” “Have you ever heard of hard socks?”“Wow, no. What are they? Are they like shoes?”“No no no. Ok let me explain it to you. They’re flappy but they don’t flap. You wear them when […]

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 06:39:59 +0000

Technically correct: the best kind of correct.

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 04:15:55 +0000

Venus de Milo statue.

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 22:32:03 +0000

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