Archive for: September, 2013

The Rundown: Week 3

Sep 23 2013 Published by under Football

Like a noble phoenix arising from the ashes I have ascended from last place into the top spot this week, thanks to some Byzantine system of tie breakers I'm on top.  Well played everybody, we'll see you next week.

1.  Genomic Repairman's Keuch'n A$$

2.  Parker's Picks by Lisa (first place overall)

3.  Odyssey's Odyssey (In the hunt)

4.  Randy The Professor

5.  PinkGirl

6.  Stevie "Don't Call Me Wonder" Walker's Show Me Your TDs

7.  SugarScientist's Tumornators

8.  PLS's Prognostications (Get your shit together or you won't win this year)

9.  Chall's Dreams

10.  Bashir's KillaTCells (T cell is still falling man)

11. Alyssa's G-Dawgs picks

12.  Todd's Kaepernickpicks

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My soundtrack to science

Sep 22 2013 Published by under Music

I often listen to music when reading articles or doing a bit of writing.  Typically I need music that is amenable to playing in the background and not drawing away my attention from the task at hand.  This typically ends up being classical music or movie soundtracks (Tyler Bates, Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams), or Brian Eno.  I recently purchased the soundtrack to the movie Moneyball and was playing it while writing up some notes today and found it to be fabulous.  I really like "The Mighty Rio Grande" by This Will Destroy You.

What do you folks listen to when you read or write, or choose not to in order to concentrate?

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The Rundown: Week 2

Sep 19 2013 Published by under Football

There was a slugfest between three people for the top spot but alas PinkGirl came out on top.  Congrats to our new champion.

1.  PinkGirl

2.  Chall's Dreams (Did you take out a lease on second place?)

3.  Alyssa's G-Dawgs picks (Huge Rebound)

4.  Parker's Picks by Lisa

5.  Odyssey's Odyssey (Oh how the mighty have fallen to mediocrity)

6.  Todd's Kaepernickpicks

7.  Randy The Professor

8.  SugarScientist's Tumornators

9.  Bashir's KillaTCells  (Son your T cell count is falling like your ranking this week...Oh snap!)

10.  PLS's Prognostications

11.  Genomic Repairman's Keuch'n A$$ (I hate last place but apparently I love being second to last)

12.  Stevie "Don't Call Me Wonder" Walker's Show Me Your TDs

Sorry Stephen, Stevie just called to say you forgot to make you picks this week.  Better luck next week.

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What's (Not) Good - HIV

Sep 17 2013 Published by under LinkLove

I don't know how many of you have ever heard of or visited the website Reddit.  But a few days ago in a section called IAmA where people present who they are and their story.  There was a gripping story about a young man in college who contracted HIV from an encounter with someone from Craigslist.  So it's not really a peer-reviewed article but its interesting to hear this guy's story and how he is dealing with being HIV positive.  If you get a chance, check it out.

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The Rundown: Week 1

Sep 12 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

Its time to run down fantasy football week one.  The big winner this week is Odyssey, well done sir and a strong showing by Chall, best start that you ever had I believe.  PLS is proof of how the mighty have fallen.  And a strong showing by the newbies, Lisa, Stephen, Todd, and PinkGirl are off to a great start.

1.  Odyssey's Odyssey

2.  Chall's Dreams

3.  Parker's Picks by Lisa

4.  Stevie "Don't Call Me Wonder" Walker's Show Me Your TDs

5.  Todd's Kaepernickpicks

6.  PinkGirl

7.  Bashir's KillaTCells

8.  PLS's Prognostications

9.  SugarScientist's Tumornators

10. Genomic Repairman's Keuch'n A$$

11.  Alyssa's G-Dawg's Picks

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Who is in Houston?

Sep 09 2013 Published by under Meetings

What up ladies, sons and duns!  I'm going to be in Houston, TX from October 24 to the 27th for the  Fanconi Anemia Research Fund Annual Symposium.  So if anyone in that neck of the woods wants to say hey and grab a beer let me know.

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Musings on a Saturday Evening

Sep 07 2013 Published by under Life

  • Data analysis and watching/listening to college football go hand in hand quite well.
  • Call me a hipster.  I'm now shaving with a safety razor and it is working quite well as my thick facial gets caught in any modern multiblade razor.  Maybe next week I'll get a penny-farthing bicycle and join a barbershop quartet.
  • Never rely on equipment from a company whose name rhymes with smio smad.  As much trash as I talk about them, karma dictates I will do QA or customer support for them.
  • Too bad Netflix does monthly memberships and not weekly.  Their steaming catalog is really a hunk of shit if you haven't been living under a rock for a decade or so.
  • The past year of my life has had some up and a dickload of downs, but maybe things are starting to turn around for me.  I spent much of it in a dark place and contemplated some pretty dark thoughts, but I was able to pull through with the support of my family and friends.

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Fantasy Football Time!!!!

Sep 03 2013 Published by under Football

That's right folks, the season is upon us.  Time to fire up the Google machine and start checking the Vegas lines, its time for the 2013 fantasy football challenge.  Just as a reminder, you don't pick individual players, you pick the games against the point spreads in what's called a pick 'em league.  If you are interested in joining, comment me, email me (see the about page), or tweet me to get on the list.  Lets have another fun time this year and see who can go toe to toe with PLS.

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Anal Retentive Rundouchery

Sep 02 2013 Published by under Run

I think about the dumbest things when I run!

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