Biobits is relaunched on GitHub
Six weeks ago, I realized that I really missed writing.
Writing used to consume many of my waking hours, and I always enjoyed every step of the process, from finding and evaluating topics, to creating sample code, and organizing research notes, to the actual writing and editing process.
I am not sure why it is usually so satisfying, but it is the single best way I know to deeply learn a topic, and to connect to a wider community.
Put simply, to write is to think and to connect.
With the urge to write again, I have resurrected biobits.org, a site which I hope to devote to my main interests: bioinformatics, scientific computing, and cancer genomics. I originally set up biobits.org on blogger, but I never found the time to maintain it. And, with the renewed interest in writing, I found my way to GitHub as a far better alternative for publishing the site.
For a geek such as myself, GitHub is hands-down a better option than blogger. Revision control, support for markdown, jekyll configuration, and instant deployment. It’s also just a hell of a lot geekier and fun.