Archive for December, 2002

Joining a Gym

Wednesday, December 4th, 2002

[ from the jcm? dept. ]

Well, I am joining a Gym in Nottingham as of tomorrow. At least – I am going for an introductory session which hopefully will go well and be encouragement to press on with a sensible excersive programme. It may not last, still I want to give it a go, and get a new bike for additional new year exercise. [Read more]

I am preparing a seminar on Post’s Problem (Recursively enumerable, undeterministic Turing incomparable Languages and set theory)…great. Actually it is an interesting topic indeed but just not the kind of thing that really turns me on the way some other stuff quite blatently does.

I am lying on my bed at the moment with the laptop, I love this freedom to do work wherever and whenever – I really could have been much more productive over the last few years if I had done this sooner. As some know, I am on a permanent high at the moment and suddenly am very motivated to do work! :-)

I have been playing with Amoeba and SMX (SunOS Minix) on Solaris. I will be installing an Amoeba cluster over Christmas and messing with Mach also. The interim report work is my main project concern at the moment but there will be real downloadable code in CVS after Christmas…really.


Home and dry

Sunday, December 1st, 2002

[ from the pet-shop-boys dept. ]

I am in Reading now for the remainder of the weekend. I was in London on Friday, and yesterday for variously varied work reasons. Had coffee in Paperchase on TCR and then went to the British Computer Fairs (aka consumer land) but they were lame. Went to Wagamama and met friends so it was all good in the end. [Read on]

I am playing with Amoeba. Hopefully I can get a small cluster installed at the house in Nottingham for experimental reasons. I am trying to get a Datacenter cabinet though the shipping costs more than the cabinet itself!

It feels so good to be in Reading again! Wow, and I have been keeping semi reasonable hours (04:00-22:00) so the sleeping pattern is slightly better. This will all be warped by visiting the States next year – I hate flying but I look forward to this particular trip very much indeed :-)

I am in the process of writing an essay on Grid Computing Technologies for one of my degree courses (which makes for a positive change). I need to prepare a seminar for this coming week and continue to ponder my interim project report. Back to work I go.

I am going to be unavailable from the 12th of December for a few days and seem to have a lot on at the moment, but am looking forward to seeing certain friends very soon indeed! :-)