An Illinois man left the snow-filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida, his wife was on a business trip and was planning to meet him there the next day.

When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick email,

Unable to find the scrap of paper on which he had written her email address, he did his best to type it from memory.

Unfortunately, he missed one letter and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher’s wife, whose husband had passed away only the day before.

When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream and fell to the floor in a dead faint, at the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen…..



Apoptygma Berzerk / LNDP3 is awesome at about 2:30 into the song, the arpegiator kicks in and on a good set of headphones (read sennheiser) it actually hurts your ears, even at very low volume.

It is totally sweet.

I hold you in my arms… la la la
I hold you in my arms… la la la la
I hold you in my arms… la la
la la la

Vijay Ilavarasan, Jay Wren and Gautam B. Singh Functional Inference Properties of Protein N-grams. Biological Language Conference 2003

Did I post this here yet?

Name this perl/shell command:(or tell me what it does)

tr ‘[A-Za-z]’ ‘[N-ZA-Mn-za-m]’


It is amazing what is touted as a feature in many win32 programs is actually a 1 liner in unix.

I just got my grades. I got a 3.9 in Graphics – which what about what I expected. I got a 3.4 in softcomputing. I deserved a 3.0 even if we was being extra extra nice. I probably should have got a 2.7 if we really wanted to be nice, and if he graded straight scale… *shudder*

Well, ok, maybe I’m not giving myself enough credit, our paper and presentation kicked major ass, and our project and presentation kicked even more ass, so I guess maybe a 3.1 would be fair, but 3.4 seems too high for how I did in that course.

Now I think all my courses are that way, and hence my M.S. is a farse.

Well, anyway, now that I know my grades, it is official. I am your…oops… I have a masters degree.

Got that openMosix cluster up to 28 nodes now.

Nearly 8G of ram total. Hehe, to bad each node doesn’t have 1G. That would be cool.

I did some pretty sweet stuff at work today.  Well, OK.  In
the morning was just big fixes and the usual maintenance stuff.

But Afternoon was awesome!!!

I know it is kinda lame, but we made a cluster.  🙂

See, it is now officially between semesters, so the guy downstairs, who
is my good great friend, who runs the labs, says we can play in the
labs.  Well, clusterKnoppix and Quantian are a couple of damned
sweet boot cd’s.  If you don’t know Knoppix is a very cool boot CD
for linux.  Basically, you boot from this CD instead of your HD,
and it runs linux.  It runs linux very well.  It autodetects
all the hardware.  Well, clusterKnoppix as you can imagine is a
Knoppix tailored for clusters.  Knoppix has built in terminal
server support, so you boot Knoppix, or in this case Quantian. 
Quantian is just a math and stats tailored version of clusterKnoppix,
it has some applications such as GNU R, and Octave that Knoppix
normally would not have.

WHEW, I know I’m totally ranting and not finishing a complete thought, but I don’t give a damn.

So you boot the CD, and click on the menu to start the terminal
server.  Well, this starts DHCP, TFTP, and NFS so that all the
other PC’s on the LAN can boot Knoppix.  Even without the cluster
stuff this is pretty damned cool.  With the cluster stuff this is
just awesome.  We were able to bring up a 16node, 16Ghz, 3.2GB RAM
cluster in around 20 minutes.

So far the pitfalls are that it is general process clustering only via
openMosix.  Don’t get me wrong, this is awesome, but PVM, MPI
configuration would be sweet too.

So, to anyone lame enough to read this… Is this geek enough for you?  j/k 😉

Ghostbusters was on TNT today. It was totally awesome. At the end of the movie Dan Akroid’s character says something about the Tunguska Explosion of 1909. So I decided to look it up. It turns out it really happened, and it is a very interesting event. It also turns out it happened in 1908, so the movie writers were wrong.

Check this out:

And this:


Why in god’s name would the theme song to the tv sit com coach pop into my head when sitting at my desk reading email on a friday afternoon???