A Lack of Involvement With LabWare, The Company

For some reason, there are people and companies in this world who think that my company, GeoMetrick Enterprises, has some kind of relationship with the company LabWare. This is not true. I work with the LabWare software not the LabWare company.

End of Time at U of M – Regrets? (The LIMS)

In all these posts about the end of my job, some of you might be surprised that I’m only now writing about the LIMS. Me, too. U of M runs the LVS Biobanking solution which I knew before I had an inkling I would work there so I guarantee I’m not passing along any secrets, here. It was easy enough to see from reading people’s LinkedIn profiles so they’re not keeping it a secret.

Solving the Reporting Problem

Many projects have a problem getting reports produced. In one sense, it seems expensive to hire a LIMS, ELN or LES expert who knows the data but who comes with a rather high rate. On the other hand, getting a cheap resource who knows the reporting tool isn’t an easy solution because it’s so incredibly difficult to teach them these massive databases and how they work. Today, I will tell you the solution to this problem.

Watch Out Paul Drake!

Paul Drake was Perry Mason’s investigator. Last year, I had an opportunity to do what I suppose might be considered database investigatory work.

Saying Hello?

In a January post, I wrote that it was Time to Say Goodbye. Recently, some of you have noticed I’ve started blogging, more, working on my web-site, and have been doing business development. As such, some of you have been asking if I’m coming back. That remains to be seen but let me go into more detail.

How Do You Know If Remote Resources Are Working, Eat Bon-bons, Or Doing Both?

Just the other day, I had an interesting discussion with someone who is using remote resources on their project. We had a bit of a laugh over those people who constantly worry that remote resources might not be doing what they’re supposed to and, instead, goofing-off or, as we say in our industry jargon, “eating bon-bons.” Most projects are pretty savvy about this but what if your project is new to do this? How would you know, short of putting cameras on them?

UX, and I Don’t Mean the OS

Some number of you reading this have, like myself, worked with the UX operating system (one flavor of UNIX). Today, that’s not what I mean. Today, I mean “UX” as “User Experience.”

Thermo Fisher Scientific and CoreLIMS

Someone e-mailed me, yesterday, and asked if I’d heard the news about CoreLIMS and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Of course, I hadn’t, because I no longer keep up with this type of news. Even so, I had my first guess what the news must be.