Archive for May, 2006

The final count down

I have created a breakdown of my final few months of my PhD in the form of a gantt chart. I found this exercise pretty useful to outline all the loose ends I have and the bits of work I still have to do. If I stick to this timetable, which is probably easier said than done then all the work should be finished by August which would give me all of September to write up, or rather to start the write up process. When I produce the chart I though it might be useful to do one based on how long it takes each of my supervisors to review each chapter, I may put this on my blog, and maybe the public documentation of the review process, may start a competition which result in the chapters getting reviewed faster.

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Workstation fitness

After many years sitting in front of my computer my back has rounded my forehead points to my chest and my shoulders meet under my chin(s). Goog job this isnt a dating site, because I am not doing myself many favours! I have to do more to have a healthylife style while chained to my computer, other wise I might end up like this guy from Bristol who got DVT.

Well, now that I am sitting at my workstation with my flight socks on I might have a go with this application called workrave. It pops up reminders to tell you that you have been working too long and then provides some exercises to do while sitting at your workstation, although there may no be any chance that I am working lon enough to test it!

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Hello world!

Hello one and all! This is my inaugral post to my inaugral blog (stating the obvious I know). I probably have more productive things to do than to play about with blogs, specifically writting my thesis on "in silico modeling of proteomic data" (get the plug in), or more to the point, doing some work first so I actually have something to put in my thesis.

So maybe this blog will chart the pain of writing my chapters, getting them reviewed then re-writing, re-reviewed…..again….and again, then going back to my original version, argghhh!

Or maybe it will just be a place to put reviews/opinions of some of papers that I have been reading, or if I am really cheeky ones that I write myself 🙂

But most probably it will form the ramblings from the pressurised brain of a PhD student with a thesis to write correlated with a rapidly increasing overdraft a receeding hair line and a sudden realisation that I have to cram three years of work into three months 😦

Oh well lets see what happens……….

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