Thursday, March 22, 2007

Good News [n = 2]

Two bits of happiness today.

First, Carlo was awarded an NSERC PGS-D scholarship for his PhD work. Congratulations to Carlo!

Second (and a bit less exciting, but still...), my advisor's work was described well and our lab page was linked to by Larry Moran over at Sandwalk. Yay! We're mildly famous! And the comments were positive!


Necator said...

I just realized that I saw your boss talk last fall. It was a cool talk...and I'm an idiot.

TheBrummell said...

I'm not sure why a belated realization of a speaker's identity counts as evidence of idiocy... but, whatever, at least your taste in music is highly defensible.

Carlo said...

Thanks for the congrats again, and nice getting the Gregory Lab on Sandwalk. Did you tell Ryan and, does he know Larry Moran personally?

TheBrummell said...

Ryan told me, not the other way around - Sandwalk is a little odd, in that Larry posts multiple times per day (not as much as PZ, but still lots), and the default text size is enormous, so one never sees more than a couple of days on the front page, and posts don't stay on the front page for long.

I missed the March 13 entry about us, but Ryan sent me an email, and fretted about the level of understanding demonstrated in the comments. I thought the comments were generally very good, but then my standards might have been (drastically) lowered by chronic exposure to IDiots and cretinists.

As far as I know, Ryan and Larry do not know each other personally, but they've probably met at conferences or something.

Carlo said...

Sorry, I just tend to assume that everyone around me is horrendously computer illiterate and spend absolutely no time on the intar-web...

Actually, that's a subject of an 'in-camera' rant. I don't understand how people who work with PCs every day can be so ignorant of the basics of how they work. For example, many bioinformaticians that I know could not reinstall their operating system if their computer failed, or even install new software on their PCs. These are people who write programs in a variety of different programming languages (mostly PERL) every day!!! It's crazy!

What do you mean you don't know what RAM is?