MANAGER: Don't wait because your piece is still in pieces! Whatever you've concocted is sure to be a hit, and simple recipes are simple to serve up. Nor does it help to offer anything complete -- your audience will only tear it apart.

POET: You don't appreciate how low such hackwork …

The need for (vector) speed.

A commenter asked yesterday about support for Sun SPARC VIS instructions in HMMER3, and I accidentally deleted the comment in an enthusiastic burst of spam-purging. Have now upgraded WordPress and turned on the akismet spam filter; will see if that helps.

Anyway, in penance for my poor comment moderation: a …

HMMER3 alpha test release

I have one concluding favor, to request of my Reader; that he will not expect to be equally diverted and informed by every Line, or every Page of this Discourse, but give some Allowance to the Author's Spleen, and short Fits or Intervals of Dullness...

Jonathan Swift, A Tale of …


And how will it ever end?
unless the day finally arrives
when we have compared everything in the world
to everything else in the world,

and there is nothing left to do
but quietly close our notebooks
and sit with our hands folded on our desks.

Billy Collins, The Trouble …

HMMER3 alpha test release: Monday January 12

HMMER3 is spawning a lot of work. It may never be "done" to my satisfaction. It might be that the best way forward is to release it and get it onto an evolutionary trajectory. So this'll be an odd "alpha test". A lot of the functionality that I plan to …

HMMER, reloaded

A joy it will be one day,
to remember even this.
Through so many hard straits, so many
twists and turns,
our course holds firm for Latium.
There fate holds out
a homeland, calm, at peace.
There the gods decree
the kingdom of Troy will rise again.
Bear up.

Virgil …

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