Just realized I was sitting at my computer with my bike helmet on for no reason.
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's... →
author: Neal Stephenson name: Steven average rating: 4.14 book published: 2000 rating: 4 read at: 03/08 date added: 03/29/08 shelves: review: After telling a labmate how much I…
Shut down at the entrance to the military grounds: closed at 5 PM.
Feel-Good Story of the Day →
“He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, ‘Here you go,’” Diaz says. As the teen began to walk away, Diaz told him, “Hey, wait a minute. You forgot something. If you’re going…
I am an acknowledged Coffee Geek at Calabria.
Listening to a conversation about back fat.
Galectin-1 mature mRNA (H. sapiens) →
At desk, looking at sequences, digging in nBanks. Have I given up benchwork?
Quotations and citations: quoting text | 456 Berea... →
George Orwell's six rules for authors →
I am occasionally asked what the white string I keep around my right wrist means. This summarizes it pretty well. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to…
Harper's Science →
If you are looking for something to read, this piece in Harper’s, probably inspired from this Cell paper last August, is pretty good.
24 minutes until the cafe opens. NEED COFFIX.
“Dating is not NP-complete.”
omg pad thai delivery!
Almost Forgot →
Mike was giving his group meeting and his very first slide was a quote from me: “You guys…we’re living in The Future!” I thought that was rad.
Drinking coffee in an attempt to soothe intense science frustration.
Done debugging. Time for 7-11.
Roasted Baby Eggplant Halves with Herbs ♥ | A... →
Sweet red bean paste on toast for breakfast = really effing good.
History Elsewhere →
I posted this to a community but decided I should probably archive it here too. “I see. The world needs toast poets too.” Toast, toast: It’s of you I boast. The smell from the box Lifts me out of…
It’s a Papua New Guinea kind of morning.
Buying lamps on eBay, waiting for a meeting to start.
DreamHost Status →
Slamming back from fresh Sumatra before starting gradients. Monday will be a high-intensity day.
Having an intense iPod Shuffle Effect day. Enjoying it immensely.
David Byrne’s “Knee Plays” used as transition music on NPR this morning. It will be a good day, I think.
‘we are having a color symposium. this will bring clarity.’
‘i think people live in there, like the ninja turtles.’
Today one of my labmates mentioned my home town in a rather offhand way. It made me feel really special that she would remember such a trivial detail about me. So that was cool.
Updating my lab notebook, wishing I were at home baking potatoes.