Doesn't look promising for a change in departmental policy, with the consequence that I may well be moving across the street before too long. I'm still impressed at how an institution with such a strong research reputation and with so many intelligent people working for it can lack any sort of overall approach to computational biology, leading to pockets of sanity right next door to departments who wouldn't know how to encourage the subject even if you wrote them a thesis on it. Oh well, analysing gene expression level data sounds like fun too.
Up in Edinburgh at the moment, visiting friends and promoting rebellion. Stepped in through the door, gave somebody my MAC address and now I can use my laptop as if I'm sitting at home. VPNs are cool.
I hadn't quite been prepared for the hills. Cambridge is going to seem awfully flat when I get back.
Impressively, nothing has gone badly wrong yet this month. I might be able to postpone going mad for a while if this keeps up.
Progress seems to be continuing on Debian GNU/NetBSD - somebody's got DejaGNU working, so we've actually got test results from the gcc build which reveal a few hundred failures. Whoops. Something to take a look at, I think. Of course, this might go some way to explaining why ed is segfaulting in weird places.