There will now be a test. Boy, how I hated tests at school! Not exams I mean everybody hated examinations, of course. But at least you could prepare for an examination; you knew when they were coming.
Posts belonging to Category The Rant
Helium shortage! There hasn’t be a really good shortage for ages. Well, water shortages obviously, followed as normal by a huge water surplus. No I’m talking about the merest hint of a non-delivery that sends everybody like lemmings (if lemmings shopped or indeed even jumped off cliffs) down to their local supermarket to stock up [...]
Philadelphia is the venue for Pittcon 2013 and bloghazard will be there to meet and greet conferees, delegates, visitors and exhibitors.
Content is King! When exactly did I stop enjoying festivals? That is the question I asked myself upon reading about yet another ‘major summer event’ that I had no intention of getting anywhere near. Because I don’t, go that is – not any more. I mean, I definitely used to go. Inclement weather, unsanitary conditions [...]
An eminent professor once asked me, ‘Dr Tel, why do you publish in such rubbish journals?’ Actually he didn’t say ‘rubbish’, but because he is an eminent professor I will moderate his language, lest we all blush. I was rather stumped. Up until that time it hadn’t occurred to me
I would like to say, straight off, that I am very, very careful about Health and Safety in the laboratory. There is probably no greater evangelist for proper laboratory practise than yours truly, an attitude I had adopted long before what we now call the ‘Ruthenium Tetroxide Incident’.
It’s not all heads in freezers you know! Cryopreservation is a tricky business. Not just the process, which can be quite involved, but the amount of baggage that comes with it.