Hey, look! It’s almost the end of June. I couldn’t decide between “A slow finish” and “A fast finish”. I can’t really tell which it was.
Thursday, June 28
The DataViz team is running out of things to do besides making an actual application. Thankfully, that means we’ll get to write some code soon. Unfortunately, that also means the selection of available tasks is currently rapidly decreasing. I enjoy the way that programming gives you so many ways to accomplish a goal. Writing a little formulaic snippet is quite different.
We had an interesting luncheon lecture about portable nanosensors for food safety, but I fear it has cemented my current distaste for bio-related topics. Computers are just so clean and logical that the world of bio just seems frustrating and arbitrary. I’m sure I’d have a different opinion if I started doing work in the field, though.
After work I went shopping with a few people and I got some produce (among many other things). It’s been too long since I had produce….
Friday, June 29
The day really flew by. I think Fridays usually go the other way, so that was surprising. We really just read through some of our grad student’s previous publications to look for edits that we should make to our own lit review. We also did some more interface planning for the eventual application.