May 2001 Archives

Genehack is going on a hiatus. I’ve got too many irons in the fire at the moment, mainly at work, and if I formally announce something here, I don’t have to feel (that) guilty about neglecting the site for a bit. It’ll also free me up in my oh-so-copious spare time to finally start writing the long-threatened software to automate some of the site authoring stuff on the backend, and to redesign and move from HTML to XHTML.

Anyway, watch this space for updates, or get on the update list and I’ll drop you a line when semi-regular posting resumes.

[ bullet points ]

  1. I’ve been sick for the past 4 days.
  2. Congestion, cough, sore throat, fever.
  3. Pretty miserable, actually.
  4. I also fscked up my email due to a sickness-induced typo. I’m recovering, but if there’s anything urgent, please send it again.
  5. I’m totally behind on work, so I’m not sure when I’ll be back here. Get on the update list if you’d like mail when the site updates.
  6. Thanks.

[ workload ]
Sorry about the lack of entries — I’ve just swamped at work this week. I have to give a talk next Tuesday, after which things should get a bit better…

[ getting back up to speed ]

Back from Seattle — a good time was had by all. Now I’m just struggling to catch back up with email, news, and the web. I’d almost made it, but then the work week had to start… 8^)

Big thanks to Cam for hooking me up with O’Reilly Online Evangelist Simone Paddock, and thanks to Simone for the copy of Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills. Look for a review once I get a chance to read it.

And while I’m at it, crypto-congrats to a couple of crazy ‘net kids. Thanks for sharing your special moment with us.

one side of irony, medium rare
If I were a rich man (which I’m not), and I wasn’t concerned about offending people (which, umm, I’m mostly not), I’d send copies of this book to every upper-level Yahoo! exec I could get a snail mail address for. Maybe I’m just twisted.

reaching out
Pioneer 10 is still alive. Damn, but we can build ‘em…when we want to, and when we’re allowed to.

hafta pay those bills…
I’ve got a bunch of other stuff backlogged, but it’s getting to be time for me to head off to work, so I’m going to save it for another day…