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Tuesday July 20, 2004
09:12 PM

Fun with minions

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So I ask the kid who's working on "the database" if there's any way I can look up gene information using a few fields I mention as an key.

Blank stare.

"You know, in that database thingy you're working on."

He shows me a CGI screen.

"Umm, can't I can just send it some SQL?"

Blank stare. "Why would you want to do that, instead of just using the screens?"

"I've got a C++ program, you know, that app I demoed at the lab meeting last week?"

Blank stare.

Eventually after about 15 minutes of this I get him to show me a tab-delimited text file of what I want. "So you've got not one but two databases (don't ask), but you don't have a single table in either of them to store gene information?"

Blank stare.

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