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2011 on Expression Patterns

I didn’t blog much last year, but 8% of my posts were either selected for Open Lab or reached the front page of reddit, so there. Here are some highlights (and basically a list of every other post of 2011) Beer chemistry (as seen on reddit) Make History, not vitamin...
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Advent Calendars

I always wait until after December 1st to get an advent calendar, but the ones that were left in the store were all terrible, so for the same amount of money as the discounted calendars I bought a box of After Eight mints and made my own advent calendar. (Starts...
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Waiting around as transferable skill

What was most annoying about labwork was that sometimes there were 14-hour workdays of which only about an hour was actual work, and the rest was just waiting. Waiting for gels to set, waiting for gels to run, waiting for machines to finish, blots to incubate, paint slides to dry....
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No one cares about your blog (part 1)

I did a survey last week. You may have clicked it, and if you did, you’re probably a member of Nature Network, because out of the 52 people who replied seriously, 30 answered that they read this blog because they read multiple NN blogs. In the graph below, it says...