Why This Site?
Where to start…?!
Well, while I have a BSc(Hons) in biochemistry and microbiology, and a PhD in microbiology, I've never had a career in either of them! Rather, I ended up in IT of all things, where I discovered the wonderful world of web and print publishing — all self-taught for better or worse.
Many years later I find myself both wanting to rediscover my original scientific interests, but also to keep with the publishing and content-sharing which I absolutely love. Enter blogging!
My first blog is here: The Better Breeding Blog, a journey into the science and maths of animal breeding. At the time we had a popular herd management software behind us, and I began this blog partly out of self-interest, having never formally studied the subject, and partly to see if others were interested enough to support/fund the software we'd write to do all the hard maths for them. Sadly not the latter, and as other things took priority I shelved the project and moved on. (I allowed the original domain to lapse, and ported the whole site to this one for archival purposes. If anyone/group of anyones is seriously interested in reviving this project with funding for custom-built software by all means make contact!)
This site is somewhere between the first two in that it will cover as many topics as I have interests in and time to write about (too many!!), and will let it take me where it wants to go. If any section develops a keen readership then that is reward enough. And if any section develops in a commercial direction then that too will be a reward.