powerBLAST and sex toys

Petr Kuzmic pkuzmic at biokin.com
Thu Oct 9 16:53:49 EST 1997

mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu wrote:
> Life's embarrassing moments...
> One of the PIs came in yesterday and wanted to know what "powblast" meant
> (snip) it is also the name of a sex toy.

Not so embarrassing, but somewhat similar, is the fact that I named my
computer program DYNAFIT (Anal. Biochem. vol. 273, pp. 260-273) after a
brand of... ski-boots.   ;-)   I am getting email from people seeking
the thrill of having their bones broken on a black-diamond slope, not
necessarily the more sedate thrill of eyballing a perfect match between
kinetic data and the underlying system of differential equations.

> Oh yes, "PowerBLAST" is also a chemical sprayer, something or other from
> Marvel comics, and an online service - or maybe two.

Tells me to name my next piece of software something not composed of
plain English root words...   By the way, DYNAFIT is a program for
regression analysis of (bio)chemical kinetic and equilibrium binding
data.  Download from http://www.biokin.com -> software.


Petr Kuzmic Ph.D. * BioKin Ltd. * Madison, WI 53708-8336, USA
pkuzmic at biokin.com * http://www.biokin.com * 608.256.1269 fax

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