Well, day “minus one” really, since the thing doesn’t start until tomorrow.
Nevertheless, I have braved the Canadian Nationalized Train Service, and am now, after a long and interesting discussion with a mathematician from Dalhousie University, who (a) happened to be sitting next to me, and (b) knew what C. elegans is, in La Belle Province, specifically the city of Montréal.
Yes, I took the train, for a variety of reasons including convenience, lack of irritating security checks, and delivery to within walking distance of my supposedly very swishy, but really very ordinary, hotel.
Nevertheless, arriving nearly a full day early afforded me the opportunity to exercise my usual hobby of painting pictures with pixels. So here you are:
And here is a tractor, panned at a stupidly slow shutter speed with a lens that doesn’t compensate for poor technique:
Tomorrow, I am in a project meeting all morning, followed by an afternoon of the ICHG and a dinner meeting for said project. The rest of the week is a free-for-all of talks, posters, vendor-sponsored events, and all the rest of it. Wish me luck. I’ll be posting updates and photos and whatnot as I can.