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A new quarter… already??? March 26, 2007

Posted by Sacha in Genetics, Programming.
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That was the shortest spring break yet!  It was just over a week and I barely made a dent in my to-do list.  Oh well, spring quarter has begun and I have my first genetics class!  It’s called “Genome Informatics,” so it’s right in my area of interest.  That is pretty exciting.  I’m a little bummed that the only math class I have this quarter is mathematical reasoning, beacause I’m not sure how much math will really be involved.  I was really starting to enjoy linear analysis by the end of last quarter and was wishing we were on semester classes so we could get a bit more indepth with the Laplace stuff.  I’ll have to see what else I can take in that area of study another quarter. 

I have a ton of updating to do on the journal articles side that I was hoping to do over the break.  I’ll see if I can get on top of it now.  I like to feel like I’m keeping up on all the latest research, but I have to prioritize classes and my own research.  Hopefully some interesting news on my own research to share in the next week, but I’ll have to keep my mouth shut for a few more days. 


the BBQ… and something about programming… July 4, 2006

Posted by Sacha in Programming, Social.
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So, umm… it’s been a while, but here I am.  It’s just been too beautiful out to blog lately (and not to mention busy as hell).  I went to Maryam and Robert Scoble’s going away/birthday party yesterday.  (Maryam started our fabulous book/movie club).  It was a great party as usual with Maryam as the host, but I’m going to miss them terribly.  On the bright side, we now have another reason to visit Cali. 🙂

I’ll save you all the gory geeky details of the party, but I just have to say I have a lot more in common with the 5-12 year old crowd than I realized.  We’d all rather be sitting around playing Zuma than socializing.  (Robert’s currently in the top 30 thanks to me).  It was fun being one of the kids for a couple hours.  Only when boys play at the Scoble residence will the Superman and Channel 9 guy toys face off and the Channel 9 guy win.  True story.

Well, I’m off to learn some C#.  My husband’s been bugging me to start writing my code in C# for ages.  Always good to have some flexibility I suppose.  Any programming biologists out there?  What do you use?  Why?