Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Murphy rules...

Ever had one of those days where it seems as though everything is conspiring against you? Where Murphy rules, with every possible thing going just wrong? How would you feel? - Bad - Miserable? And, to top it all, if you discovered that it was your carelessness, your fault, which is causing you all the problem and you have no one to blame, not even circumstances, but yourself? Trust me, it is the lousiest feeling one can ever have.

Just discovered an idiotic error in two of my simulations. The starting conformation of proteins should have been [Phi, psi] = [-76, +149] . I set it to [-149, +76] . I still remember pausing at this step, then, hurtling along, after reassuring myself that it was in the right quadrant. If only i hadn't been so cocksure, I wouldn't have lost nearly three weeks of work. If only I had checked .. all it would have taken was a minute.....

I could kick myself, I could cry.. but it isnt going to help matters the least bit. Began my simluations all over again, rechecking every tiny thing this time. Yet to speak to my Prof. Dont know how he'll take it, but I guess, I ve been careless, and no point in shying away from it now.

A famous writer [I dont recall his name, nor am I in the mood to google for it now] once said "The saddest phrase ever said is 'It might have been...' " . How well I can relate to it today!!

4 comments:

Shrek said...

Well, kicking and crying won't help, but blogging sure does. Good that you took the right step ;)

P.S. 'It might have been...' may also end in the word worse. :) So don't be all so glum and gloomy about that.

suma said...

One of those waves babe, makes time fly, gets out of the monotony. Just take it that way.

Bastet said...

@ suma
True, yaar.. though, I would prefer pleasurable ways of breaking the monotony :D

@ Shrek
Very true. We do forget to count our lessings at times. Spoke to prof, he was really good abt it. Told me that I ahd realised my mistake. And at tiems, such things do happen. Just told me to restart everything and not bother too much. :)

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