by syaffolee

No Fairy Dust

So, it’s the start of Spring Break and while everyone is off on their vacations, I’m sitting here agonizing about some experimental troubleshooting. I just totally don’t get the literature on what should be a simple protocol–there are little things that everyone does differently, with apparently no rhyme or reason. Which of these myriad conditions are going to actually work? I’ve already tested some of them, and I’ve seen nada.

“Maybe they’ve added some magic,” my advisor tells me.

Arrrg. If it’s magic, troubleshooting is the least of my problems.