Some mid-afternoon Beethoven

I love classical music – and Beethoven’s 9th has always been one of my favourites – so, I figured I should share the video I’m enjoying at the moment. To get to the Beethoven part of the performance, you need to get past an organ concerto – which isn’t half bad either.

I find the whole concert a little less smooth than I’m used to from other recordings, but it still comes off pretty well. I should warn you that the whole concert is an hour and a half long.

If you want to skip to the good part, my favourite movement is the “molto vivace”, which starts at 30:20.

Things I want to blog about.

Things have been pretty busy, and I have several posts coming up, that I desperately want to write. This meta-post is a reminder of a few things I plan to discuss, and mainly just a matter of getting them down so I don’t forget about it.

  • Rant that Grad students are not staff
  • Thrash the article that uses an (outdated) version of my code from 2 years ago as the state-of-the-art for ChIP-Seq so they can make their own code look better
  • Compare Fencing and Java
  • Discuss what I’ve learned in grad school – tips for incoming students (aka, what I wish I knew when I started)
  • Start blogging papers as I read them, now that I’m doing more reading. (That might help me keep them straight.)
  • Pointer to a great resource on Next Gen seq protocols that I found on the weekend

And those are just the things I wanted to say that I know other people haven’t discussed. Several other interesting posts keep grabbing my attention, but I’m running out of time to get everything done.

Ok, now I just have to read a thesis, and write a few thousand lines of code by 3pm…. WOOO! Game On!