Yesterday was the Blog 101 workshop in Indianapolis, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance. Even though I had to get up an an unheard of time, I still had a blast at the workshop. I met lots of great women with many different agriculture-related (and maybe not so related) interests. I learned a lot about this blogging thing, and have made some changes to my site. (I hope you’ve noticed that already!)
After the workshop was less than stellar. I drove up to Lafayette from Indy (a little over an hour) to have some meetings to figure out some of this PhD stuff I have been having trouble with. Turns out (to spare you the details), there is a bit more trouble than I thought. The software I used for my initial data analysis back in 2008 was significantly upgraded in 2009. I was left out of that loop. So the data analysis I did in 2008, that I have been basing my entire PhD on, is basically wrong.
Well, okay, not wrong. Just not… right.
So I need to spend the next few days re-analyzing data, and re-identifying proteins. Hopefully, this will actually answer some of the crazy questions that have popped up lately, instead of just making more questions. Hopefully. Too bad I won’t actually know that until I’m done.
Did I think I was going to defend in July?
And I managed to fill up a 150 GB external hard drive. So while I was in Lafayette I “just ran out” to pick up another one. (It’s way easier to “just run out” for this kind of thing in Lafayette than it is in Princeton.) I got a 500 GB this time. Before I can do any of this repeat data analysis, I need to transfer the files from the little to the big (which is taking forever, by the way).
Then I left Lafayette to come back home. I got home a little before 10:00 last night. And fell into bed.
What a day!