Riddle: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
Week 4: Setbacks
Research is always going to have setbacks. It’s just an innate feature of research. My enemy in my project is RAM. RAM, also known as random access memory, is where the data that a computer’s processor is currently using is stored. In essence, you need RAM to do stuff. While my computer has more RAM than I usually would use, the software that I’ve been using eat up RAM. Recently, I’ve been trying to annotate larger and larger images; however, whenever I try loading the images in FIJI, my imaging software, and Ilastik, my annotation software, at the same time, my computer crashes. YAY. So I need to figure that out. I also lost a significant amount of progress trying to organize my files because the software doesn’t like it when files are moved around. :/. Tip to anyone doing computational research: back up your work a lot. Alright, enough grievances.
All in all though, my task is pretty repetitive. I’ll be annotating 30 some-odd islets; however, as more annotations are inputted into the classifier, it’ll hopefully become easier. I’ll be starting my analysis in the next couple of weeks so my blog for the week of 4/3 will be about the metrics I’ll be analyzing. Thank you for reading this blog and I’ll see ya’ll next week.
Answer: The future