Yes, it's been way too long since I wrote here. Even longer since I did so with any regularity. There was always some list of things draining my time and energy. But I resolved this week to get back on the horse -- and that was even before today's bit of dilithium news. In particular, in one twenty-four hour span three different people remarked on the prolonged hiatus -- a professional contact, a commenter on the blog and finally some very cutting remarks from Draco (aka TNG). And what better way to get going again but to kvetch about Oxford Nanopore's supply chain model?