Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Some Reasons to Rename my Blog as BioCode's Notes


Hi Dear Readers:

I’ve decided that it would be prudent, exposure-wise,  to change the name of my professional blog to BioCode's Notes, for a number of reasons:

1. People into bioinformatics comprise a significant part of my –alas, still small- readership. They tend to be always hungry for code tips, language comparisons, and other things that do not fit neatly under the umbrella of “computational proteomics”.

2. My own work is straying more and more from computational proteomics per se into other problems linking biology (Proteomics, Genomics, Life Sciences) with programming (R, Java, Perl, C++). Biocoding is now my bread-and-butter…

3. I need a shorter, catchier name that is easy to use in coffee talks, presentations, or when sharing links with friends.

4. I also decided to add a Blog's mascot, our T-rex:
              Truth    => Science is about Truth.
              Tea: UK Science.
              STaTisTics => OK, this one’s got as many ‘S’ as ‘T’, but the latter is more frequent in English.
              T-rex  => The future belongs to Big Data, which we’ll use (and are already
                                 using) to trace back the march of evolution to our preferred
                                 species, including the dinosaurs. And last, but not least, this is
                                 Abel’s (my son) favorite animal.          

Hope you enjoy this Idea
Yasset