Human language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, when all the time we are longing to move the stars to pity.
— Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
I regret to announce the untimely death Monday morning of Michael Farrar, principal software engineer for the Eddy lab. Michael was a critical part of our lab and an extraordinarily talented colleague. The lab is stunned. He is greatly, greatly missed. This will of course impact the HMMER3 development roadmap and our lab’s plans for the future. I will discuss business at some later time. Our thoughts now are with Michael’s wife and his three children.