Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wikipedia, and other non-evil things

Tommorrow, TNG will head off for his penultimate first day of grade school.  And unfortunately, that almost certainly means another attempt to indoctrinate him in a catechism I find both depressing and infuriating.  It goes something like this: "Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Wikipedia is not citable. Don't use Wikipedia".

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Where the bleep did my pores go??

Another afternoon spent this week in the lab, and another awful MinION run.  I figured that the last run was eminently beatable, given that I ended up with exactly one read aligning to my reference (though perversely, re-calling the data via Metrichor ended up with two reads in the pass folder -- one of which had zero bases in it -- I guess it is a passing null read).  But no, despite coming close to being botch-free on the routine lab stuff, dark clouds came early and the experiment yielded not a single usable read.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Sometimes It's More About the (1D) Journey

I will confess that I had a post planned in advance of which this post is but a faint echo. A grand scheme was going to yield a triumph worthy of brass bands.  But instead, it's barely kazoo territory, but sometimes even a small victory must be celebrated, if only in moderation.