Camelia, the Perl 6 bug

IRC log for #bioperl, 2009-12-30

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16:58 * deafferret feeds the phant
19:02 deafferret uh oh.  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/e​u_russia_asteroid_encounter
19:28 rbuels yeah, i saw that....
19:28 rbuels no use worrying about it, it's too far out to really know whether it's dangerous
19:40 * ptl listening to a podcast about bioperl
19:40 rbuels ptl: floss weekly?
19:42 ptl yes
19:42 ptl :)
19:42 rbuels really brings it home how weird any bio-stuff sounds to programmers in the wider world
19:44 ptl I joined a bioinformatics course for my master degree mainly for that... to get acquainted with that world
19:44 ptl I had already read a few dozen books about biology, of course
19:44 ptl since 2001, the year I read The Selfish Gene.
19:45 ptl Might sound cheesy, but it changed my life.
19:47 deafferret i thought they could have hard-sell'd bioperl a little more
19:47 deafferret a little too apologetic imho
19:47 rbuels lol
19:48 rbuels yeah you're probably right
19:48 deafferret mention the module count! mention the test count! "if you have a bioinformatics problem, maybe BioPerl can help? search.cpan.org is your friend"
19:48 deafferret the tone was a little too "we're ok. don't hate us"
19:48 deafferret to my ears
19:49 deafferret test count of biojava? bio*? we could have bragged a little there
19:49 deafferret we don't have to chest thump a lot, but a little to let people know we can help with a lot of stuff
19:49 deafferret $0.02
19:50 deafferret that said I'm really glad they did it. a gazillion times cooler than not doing it at all :)
19:51 deafferret periwhateveridine++
19:52 rbuels http://galaxy.psu.edu/screencasts.html
19:52 rbuels galaxy is a really cool tool
19:52 deafferret <-- too much code monkey hubris, not enough biology humble
19:52 deafferret ya. saw galaxy at CSHL 2007  :)
19:53 deafferret haven't actually used it because *everything* is a one-off 'round here
19:53 rbuels well, galaxy is for making those one-offs
19:53 deafferret and not even the same (reusable) one-offs  :(
19:53 deafferret rbuels: even the building blocks change every time (most of the time)...
19:54 deafferret there's simply no factory here and a lot of hand-wavy "research"
19:54 rbuels what do you mean by no factory
19:55 deafferret doing anything over and over again, improving it over time
19:58 rbuels jesus but i hate comcast's traffic shaping
19:59 rbuels uploading anything from home to SGN is 50kb/sec
19:59 rbuels except for the first 2 seconds, which is 2Mb/sec
22:28 deafferret you could dispatch your war elephant, if only you had one still loyal to you  -evil, victorious grin!-
22:29 rbuels blast, i knew you would seduce that elephant eventually
22:30 deafferret husbandry++
22:31 rbuels lol

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