This is a little bit of distraction for me - I should be doing other things, but I am between two quite complex documents (reviewing a long article and writing yet another strategy document) so I decided to dip my foot into blogging again. There are two real motivations for this. Firstly there is quite a few "general" things that I muse about which I would like other people to easily get access to - currently the people who get to give me feedback on some of these ideas are those I happen to have coffee with. Secondly blogs are clearly a way to keep the brands one knows and loves high the google-ranks and possibly also high in people's only surfing habits, and that's something I want to do - especially for Ensembl, but also for my other projects; Reactome and the projects I've grandfathered from - Pfam, Bioperl and the rest. So - expect numerous musings for both reasons.
Right. Now back to "real" work.