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I want to be very clear: I could give a damn.

Great TFTD quote:

“Picture the sun as the origin of two intersecting 6-dimensional hyperplanes from which we can deduce a certain transformational sequence which gives us the terminal velocity of a rubber duck …”

We just returned from a week long trip up to the northeast to see my family and attend my cousin’s wedding. Although tiring (I drove our rental minivan over 850 miles), it was a great trip. We got to see everyone, had some great food, and let the munchkins play in all new places and meet new people. They totally loved Wodin (Terry and Alan’s German Shephard); they were positively squealing with delight when playing with him. Luckily, we have that on video — I have a feeling that it may be used to help convince Tracy to get a dog someday…

Maggie’s wedding was great. Got to see some relatives we hadn’t seen in quite a while, and got to hang out in scenic Newport, RI. The wedding itself was beautiful (on the back lawn of a mansion overlooking the water, right before sunset), and the reception food was a good old fashioned New England clam bake. Yummy yummy yummy!

Open MPI is going along swimmingly. The code gets more stable every day. I have officially switched from beta testing back to active development (the beta code is done done done — we’re just waiting for the lawyers to finish wrangling so that we can release the thing), which is a good thing. Progress is being made on a bunch of different fronts — Red Storm, configure/build systems, the run-time environment, better bandwidth/latency for point-to-point operations, shared memory operations, etc. Yay us. :-)

Some quickies:

  • Kentucky is finally getting rain. My lawn was looking like a straw field. Now it has some semblance of green.
  • My XM radio (a Delphi MyFi) finally died. For months, I’ve had to jiggle the power connector to get a good connection, and the other day it finally refused to make a solid connection at all. Delphi is sending me a new one under warranty (yay!). It’ll take 6-10 days (bonk).
  • I got a trial subscription of IEEE’s Transactions on Software Engineering. Looks like pretty interesting stuff.
  • The Sharktank sends out daily e-mails with its newletter. Usually, the article is snipped and you have to click through to a web page to see the full text. Today (well, July 15th — I started this entry a few days ago), they sent out the full text of the article. Interesting.


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