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12:15 am: Twitchy

Long nap after work this evening, and now it’s midnight and I’m uselessly awake. We’ve got a decent thunderstorm going on, so the cats are freaked out. Running rapidly up and down the stairs. I’m trying to harness some of this time to break down furniture for the move and to catch up on bills and paperwork (ha!). The reality is that my mind is going in tight little circles, and will continue to do so until about two hours from now. History suggests that I would be as well served by playing some Starcraft until my lids droop as anything else. I’ve tried to write code or otherwise work when I’m like this, and I always end up redoing it the next day.

Other news: A pretty accurate synopsis of today’s meetings (

THEY: You need to get this done for us.
US: Please help me specify what you need
THEY: We don’t know what we need, but it has to work.
US: work? can you give me an example of what that means in this context?
THEY: It works if I can use it and maybe other people to
US: Use it to do what?
THEY: That’s not important

That was the web services session. The EnsEMBL / DeCIFR session went even better. It was commented that we could turn off the server, disconnect the database and still meet all the stated development objectives.)

Originally published at chris.dwan.org. You can comment here or there.

Originally published at chris.dwan.org. You can comment here or there.

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