I pretty sure I'm going to be accepted for an internship at Genentech this summer, working in the biocomputing division. In the interview, the director of this division was asking a lot of questions about Loci, and seems very interested. Basically, they develop bioinformatic tools and client/middleware interface software so the researchers can easily access these bioinformatic tools and databases from easy-to-use interfaces over the network. Sound familiar? So far they've basically been doing Perl/CGI access just using netscape. They are wanting to start making use of Java applets to make better interfaces, too. I was having some trouble explaining the Loci design to him, but we're basically doing the same thing. Well, except that the Loci design is substantially more powerful, flexible, easier to use, and provides better client views. After we're done writing it, of course ;) I have a friend who used to work out there, and he tells me they have some absolutely brilliant people in the biocomputing/bioinformatics division (although they're probably doing development on the bioinformatic tools rather than the interface/network stuff). Given the overlap and general interest they showed towards the Loci concept, it might not be too big of a stretch to get genentech interested in the project. Or, at least, maybe I can attract a few developers there. They have a cross-platform concern, too, with Windows and MacOS, and probably some unix, desktops. Has anyone heard about a GTK port to MacOS? Anyway, just some idle speculation... Justin Bradford justin at ukans.edu P.S. I'll actually get around to setting up CVS, SSH, etc. on the new server this weekend. I promise. Any thing else we need on it? P.S.S. Thanks J.W. for starting this project. It played a big part in this getting (probably) this internship.