Here’s an official announcement that I will no longer be maintaining this blog. ‘Official’ because the blog hasn’t seen an update in a long time. This is just the full stop that ends the sentence.
Blogging has been a valuable exercise for me. An exercise that started during my postdoc in St Louis, and continued through setting up and establishing my own lab in St Andrews. I always intended it to be a series of notes to myself that I could make public for others to benefit from. This, from the first post in 2010:
I hope that this blog helps me to gather to one place many of the bits and pieces, both on- and off-line, that have helped me over the past couple of years. I also hope that I get into the habit of updating it in a way that is useful when I need to find out how I tackled a particular problem in the past, or even when I simply need to find a web-site I know was previously useful to me. If it proves to be useful to anyone else in the process, then that will be a marvelous outcome too.
There are still times when I google an SPM error, to find the top hit from my own blog on how I overcame it years before. Judging by the emails I also still receive about historic blog posts, I think the blog has served its purpose of being useful to others. Marvelous.
You’ll still find me on twitter: @akiraoc, and I’ll keep updating the various non-blog pages on this site. Here though, I’ll end with some posts that, for all sorts of different reasons, remain particularly important to me.