March 30th, 2004


Project Update, and other stuff too....

Today was nice and sunny, and oh, what a surprise, I ended up in the basement of Elec Eng building a Beowulf cluster.

I now have a cluster on which to run my code. I'm not brilliantly hopefully of anything special results-wise, I don't think that the process I'm trying to parallelise, will do so well enough, but oh well. I now have 4 boxes sat in my lab plugged into the network waiting for me to run some code on them. I need to figure out how to turn a number of services off that my predecessor left on, (like sendmail !) which means I need to poke around and find out how Slackware manages its rc.d folder.

When I got home today Matt informed me that the oven had "died". I noticed that the clock was still going, then noticed that the timer had been set at some point and had now left the oven and topoven switched off. erindellr you're going to have to spend bit of time teaching Matt how to use some of the more advanced features of kitchen appliances :)

Yesterday I went for walk with zaniyah which was very nice, we then watched the Shoreshank Redemption. I think I can honestly say I didn't see the ending coming which makes a nice refreshing change :)

My Mum's birthday present finally arrived on Saturday, it was 3 days late, but at least she didn't seem to mind, Amazon said that they'd dispatched it on the 22nd, how the blazes did it arrive so late? Ho hum, time to stop Collapse )