Break out the Festivus Pole its time for the annual Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength. "Festivus for the rest of us!"
I found a great lab with good folks, great ideas, and stable funding. I'll be starting there soon and sent out my unfortunate Dear John letter's to the labs that I didn't choose. I felt bad about all but one of them, the outlier was a major douche and a bit of nasty bastard to even […]
I'm in the throws of writing my Ph.D. thesis right now and could use any tips. I mean anything, crazy ass endnote tricks, how to deal with the boredom, etc. I already got pissed off at my laptop for being slow and maxed the hell out of the RAM, so now its running like […]
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Just some thoughts as I'm rolling through interviews: 1. Don't wear jeans and wrinkled t-shirt on the day of your interview. (Not me, someone else interviewing in the lab next door). 2. If you are presenting from your laptop, please bring VGA and DVI adaptors (Like I do). Invariably they don't have the one you […]
So far my postdoc search has been quite pleasant to say the least. Everyone I have contacted has gotten back to me and even if they didn't have a spot in their lab, they are recommending good folks who do or are telling me their future timelines when they could pick someone up. I've even […]
Andy Deans (@GenomeStability), a researcher at St. Vincent's University that studies the DNA repair genes related to Fanconi anemia and just a really nice guy, posted this week on twitter about a crazy MTA that he received from someone when trying to obtain a plasmid from them. This MTA is so nuts I just had […]
Slow-My minute per mile pace Slower-My metabolism Slowest-Yankees/Red Sox Game Its still the fourth inning!
I think everyone has a fair idea of which area of the political spectrum I park my ass at, and I'm fairly apathetic to political ploys and bickering to a point. I have to say I'm quite disappointed with Conservatives that are lambasting the photos and videos of the president working out. Sean Hannity of […]
I'm currently shopping my manuscript at journal #4... You know what they don't say, 4th time is the charm.
First off, I don't want to hear any OA bullshit. I know everyone has a bone for OA journals right now but the best thing for my career and my boss currently is to publish in glam journals. In a utopian society I'd tell CNS to go drink paint thinner and jump off a high […]
You done got swept!
Just a quick poll the audience question. Our lab is getting some summer interns in a few months and was just wondering how everyone distributes them (to grad students, postdocs, techs) and what kind of projects do you give them (plug and play, extra stuff in the lab nobody has time to do but may […]
I kind of felt bad today, poor Gio Gonzalez got beat up more than people's 401k's back in 2009.
Just fucking with you, unless that dude can drop some big checks. Happy April 1st. Now get back to work.
Our lab is starting to churn out some good papers and we hope to submit about 6 of them for publication by the end of the year. I was just wondering what everyone's strategy is for suggesting reviewers? Do you go with people who have seen your work at meetings who are favorable to it? […]
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Neither do I? At least in my present state of delirium. I don't even know exactly what time it is in the early morning as I am finishing my poster layout for the Gordon Research Conference that starts this weekend. If you will be in Ventura, CA, I'll see you there. If not, I can […]
Echoing PLS's post about budgetary complexities, we have to keep an eye on the expenses in our lab too as our funding has seriously tightened up. I look at experiments and see the data that it generates but I'm also thinking more and more what is the price tag for that data. And like PLS […]
Is anyone watching the winter Olympics? I've been watching some of the ice skating and both men's and women's hockey. At many of the events it appears as if the stands may be less than half full, I don't know if its a measure of the events or the lack of tourism influx in these […]