Is it because I'm putting off more important things; is it because everyone else has one now; is it because Samuel Brown has one and I copy everything he does; or is it because it's a handy record of stuff I would otherwise forget? Well, all of the above really, but mostly because they're a jolly helpful resource for other people. I'm always googling various questions, and it's so useful when people have taken the time to post up their solutions. Imagine I spend a day investigating a problem, it's nonsensical that others should waste their time repeating the same process when the answer should be just a couple of clicks away.
And the name? Well, I had really wanted "The Blogfish" in reference to my mascot the charismatic blobfish, but predictably that domain had been snapped up ages ago. Instead, I plumped for possibly the most amusingly named of all fishes, Boops boops. Unfortunately it's a relatively unremarkable looking sparid, but I like the name nonetheless.
|Boops boops [image: http://www.eol.org/pages/203866]|
What'll be on this blog? I dunno, mostly boring science stuff. Sorry. If you are still reading, however, what better place to start than with a relatively simple method of dealing with negative branch lengths in neighbour-joining analyses. Enjoy ...