Category: Work


My friend and coworker was taken from us this morning by an extremely aggressive cancer. We are all shocked and saddened by the suddenness of his death at the young age of 42. I sat next to and worked with Juwei for four years. He was kind, proud, reliable, and a damn good SysAdmin. He Read More

Affymetrix in the News

Check out this BBC story featuring our amazing Gene Chip! Be sure to view the video. Read More

The Mighty Affymetrix UNIX Team

  That’s Nick, Hugh, Gopinath, Karl, thedude and Juwei. Not pictured: Jason, Stefan. Read More

Bon Voyage, Nick!

My talented young coworker Nick is moving to a remote part of southeastern Arizona. That’s a bit of a bummer. But there is a silver lining – he’ll continue to work for Affymetrix – remotely! Thanks to Nick’s many skills and Linux/FreeBSD, this should be no problem at all. Best of luck to you, Nick! Read More

thedude in His Element

I told you I’d have some fun with this lens… Read More

Affymetrix UNIX Op’s Group

I thought you might like to see a couple pictures of the fabulous guys I work with. This is the most talented group of UNIX GEEKS I have ever met, and our most excellent manager Karl. We spent this Friday afternoon in Pacifica at a cool bowling alley called Sea Bowl. The occasion was to Read More

My Fabulous Coworkers

I was asked to take a group shot of everyone at work as a parting gift for one of our coworkers, who is leaving to join the Computer Science faculty at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and “pursue a career in teaching and bioinformatics research”. So, once again I borrowed Steve’s Mamiya 6 x Read More

Film Photography Ain’t Easy

As part of an informal project at work, I’m shooting high resolution photographs all of my company’s campuses. I got excellent results on the shots of our Emeryville office. Unfortunately, the shots I took this week of three buildings in Santa Clara are useless. Even though I carried a digital camera and shot numerous test Read More

Some Very Smart People

I have the good fortune to work with some incredibly bright people. Today I was asked to take photgraphs of a few of them. The images are to be printed in a scientific paper soon to be published in The Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Meet Ann Loraine, Mike Siani-Rose and Melissa Cline. The Read More

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