oh gosh how to even tag this 

Today is the birthday of the late Warren Delano, creator of the premier free and open source biomolecular modelling software, Pymol



Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-) 

Anyway, Warren suffered some sort of mental health breakdown and killed himself 9 years ago come November. I didn't know him in person, but his work changed my life, and very possibly yours, given how widespread it has been used in the biological sciences.

I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when I learned, some months after the fact, that he'd died. I heard it in a podcast.

Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-) 

My one direct interaction with Warren, via email, helped me in non-obvious ways, which maybe I can get back to writing about later.

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