I enjoy working on biological problems, especially molecular biology. I put together a set of resources for computational molecular biology, but haven't had much time to keep the pages up to date. Have a look at my computational molecular biology pages if you're interested.

I'm really into Linux, the free UNIX clone that runs on everything from Macs to PCs to SGI Supercomputers and IBM Mainframes. Check out The Linux Documentation Project for extensive online documentation on linux.

My other big interest is very high level languages (VHLL) as an alternative to programming in C, or C++. My current favorites are Python and Common Lisp. Python because it's object oriented, and very well supported by an active community. Common Lisp because of it's incredible development environment, and the expressive power of the language. I've come to realize that Greenspun's Tenth Rule of Programming is almost certainly true:

Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad-hoc, informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of Common Lisp.

If you're not afraid of learning new languages, do yourself a favor and check out scheme and Objective CAML. They are fun to program in, and radically different from C/C++/Java/... Lots of information on scheme is available from The site, and information on CAML is available on the Objective Caml Home Page.

Offline, I read Science Fiction. Current favorites are Vernor Vinge, Greg Egan, Rudy Rucker. All time favorite Robert Heinlein. I've put some book reviews online at my plone site.

Troglodita approved!

Humberto Ortiz Zuazaga

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