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And just where have you been?

Hello all! Yes I am alive, just life and stuff has got in the way recently.


So what have I been up to?

My Protein I studiedFor those who might not know, I’ve just come to the end of my BSc after 4 years. After all those years of strife, I graduated earlier this year. The sense of relief to actually hold the confirmation letter in my hand was great. I had a great time over those 4 years and (cliché as it may sound) changed me for the better.

Even after all that, I thought it’d be a clever idea to go on and do a MSc. This time round its Bioinformatics. “Why Bioinformatics?” I hear you screaming from the top of your lungs. Well, my final year project was an in silico analysis into a protein using homology based modelling techniques for both secondary and tertiary structure (Wiki if confused). This lead to me becoming rather interested in bioinformatics, hence my choice in Masters. After doing my BSc in Medical Genetics, Bioinformatics is a big change in direction for me and getting my head around things like Perl and R is taking some getting use to.

As to the future, I’m not all too sure, I’d like to do something like Genomics or Epigenetics for a PhD but knowing me I’ll probably change my mind a million times before settling on something. Lets see what this year brings first.


Wait a minute…

As I probably should have mentioned at the beginning of the post, if you couldn’t tell, I’ve revamped SouthanUK for the umpteenth time. This time round it shares some of the features from previous iterations but the focus this time is less on tweets, more on content. I came to the conclusion that sifting through millions of pages to find posts was not the best idea so now the tweets have been banished from the main index of pages and are now searchable if you so wish. The top 5 or so tweets are available to view at the top of the index page only. Follow me on twitter for latest news and ramblings.

Oh the weather outside is frightful

Hello all again, sorry for the blip in the old posts, many things have been happening in my life.

Had a nice big pileup of work to do at University that I’m slowly getting through so I haven’t been able to post.

A little status update;

All of my hate

All of my hate

  • Considering what to get this Christmas. Any thoughts on the Amazon Kindle anyone?
  • Still watching my considerable amount of anime that I usually do. Some of my current ones are;
    • Star Driver – Full of various amounts of ~fabulous~
    • Shinryaku! Ika Musume [Invade! Squid Girl!] – A very cute anime about a small squid invader, full of cute.
  • At this very moment I’m stuck in the LRC in my Uni trying to finish a bucket of work that has suddenly piled up.

So there you have it, a small snippet into my life.

More… eventually…

Dancing bees

Good day fair people! This is mostly a rant post so feel free to skip it, moan at it, print it off and use it as kindling, you know.


I spent the good part of an hour listening to a man rant on about how bees like to dance in the direction in which the food was found. Not putting the man’s work down or anything but please, I know about that and have done since I was a little kid. Also, an hour of rambling about the dances they do… or don’t do for that fact, takes it out of you. I feel I wasted the best part of an hour that I won’t get back anytime soon. With the foreboding exams coming up I could have used this time to prepare my notes, study or do anything apart from learning about bees. And the best part is, there’s another lecture next week too(!)


That’s all in the way of ranting at this precise moment.

Other things shall be left to another post for another time. Good luck to all revising for exam and whatnot. Boo to irrelevant lectures.

Under the weather

Not feeling the best so I thought I’d thrash out a blog post.


Just been resting for the good part of 3 days now, I think its just a cold so hopefully I’ll be back at full strength in good time. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to:


  • Watched a very good anime, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. About a group of 3; brother, sister and some girl they meet along the way. A Wikipedia quote to make things more clear:


After a massive earthquake in Tokyo, siblings Mirai and YÅ«ki, who were visiting a robot exhibition in Odaiba at the beginning of their summer vacation, struggle to reach their parents in their house in Setagaya assisted by a female motorcycle courier named Mari, who is striving to reach her own daughter and mother in Sanjengaya. – Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 [Wikipedia]


  • Carrying on with my University course. Second semester is getting very interesting now. Becoming very involved, a cold doesn’t help when you’re trying to revise this stuff.

That’s all really, just gonna take it easy for the time being. Maybe even write a less whiney blog post too.

Lazy ol’ Sunday

Sitting about, watching “Cast away” for the millionth time.
Back to Uni tomorrow morn, for a day of Chemistry and other sciency related things. 😀
In related news, I’ve subscribed to the New Scientist. Paying  £3.25 per issue is not my thing, so getting 50% off a year seems very good indeed.
Alas I must leave you, for I am to get the train tomorrow morning and dont want to miss it