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doooodd >_< i wanted to get into virology and bioinformatics. all my teachers (for the short time i was in college) were hype bc no one knows shit about computers in bio fields!
the grass is always greener part =/ on the cusp of a job switch and wondering if i wana or not. things do change more than you think with something new
as for them being diff mentally, i'm in IT and can't talk to anyone about what i nerd out on lol. it's just a job for most ppl.
@elif if i can get financial freedom, ill prolly take a break and start looking into that out of bordem
pisses me off that it's 2018 and we don't have any good DNA readers/writers. minION is finally out i think, but i thought it'd be diff idk.
alsoooo, on the ppl not knowing computers part - i'm always bewildered by DNA encoding schemes D= made a couple revisions with high compression and randomness but reddit suks and idk anyone in the field who'd have any input
what stuffz u mess w/?
@zlice Dude, the disconnect between the natural science field and the CS field is unreal. I think this is due to most people starting of in one field and then discovering the other, not studying both from the beginning. Also a lot of the tools like most of NCBI are very clunky and hard to use, especially for new people migrating from other fields. Also what is up with FASTA? I hate parsing the header with ">" and pipes, just why? I worked at a web agency doing both front- and backend things and it amazed me how old-school biotechnology felt in comparison, albeit such a young field.