16 Aug 2001 thomasd   » (Journeyer)

Hmmm... Long time no diary entry. But mstevens has complained, so here I am, back again...

The last few months have been a mad whirl. Having not been to any conferences at all last year, four in a row this summer was maybe a bit much, especially since I was joint organizer of one of them. But I've learned a lot from them, and spread the word about my projects.

BioJava: Well, I'm now officially `in charge'. At least, to the extent that anyone is. Having root on the server will be useful from time to time, anyway ;-). It's now almost two years since we started, and it's been amazing to watch the developer base grow over the last year. We're also getting one or two people who say they specifically want to write documentation. Wow.

Looking through the list of new stuff since 1.1, we're not well overdue for another major release. Time to see if anyone pays any attention if I call for a couple of weeks of feature-freeze...

DAS: World domination is nigh!

Science: reminder to self: you've still got a PhD to finish. My first gene regulation paper has been written for a month or so now. Now I just need to get it off my supervisor's desk and into a journal editor's office. Hmmmm, could be tricky...

Other stuff: going to a wedding on Saturday, so no chance for a quiet weekend here. It'll actually be the first wedding I've ever been to. None in my family since before I was born, and all my friends seem to have sucessfully avoided it until now. Wish me luck!

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