More unix command line humor

Waaaay back in grad school in (mumble) late 80s/early 90s (/mumble), I started using Unix in earnest. Back then, my dad shared some funny Unix error messages which were double entendres … often quite entertaining, as the shell was effectively playing the straight man in a comedy duo. Without intentionally doing so (of course). Nowadays, […]

On hackerrank and Julia

My new day job has me developing considerably less code than my previous endeavor, so I like to work on problems to keep these particular muscles in steady use. Happily, I get to do more analytics than ever before, so this at least is some compensation for the lower amount of coding. When I work […]

Now for your bidding pleasure, the contents of one company

This is an on-going process I won’t comment on, other than to provide a link to the bidding site. There are numerous cool items in there. Lot 2-57207: a 64 bay siFlash/Cadence machine with 64x 400GB SAS SSDs. Fully operational, SSDs very lightly used, extraordinarily fast unit. Lot 2-57215: 2 mac minis (one was my […]

One door has closed, another has opened

As I had written previously, my old company, Scalable Informatics, has closed. Read that posting to see why and how, but as with all things … we must move forward. It is cliche’ to use the title phrase. But it is also true. We know the door that closed. It’s the door that has opened […]

Hard disk shipments dropped 10% QoQ, 2% YoY

This jives very well with what I’ve observed. Decreasing demand for enterprise storage hard disks, or as I call them “Spinning Rust Drives” (or SRD) as compared with SSD (Solid State Drives). The summary is here with a key quote being 3.5″/2.5″ Enterprise HDDs: For a second consecutive quarter, total enterprise HDD sales declined. Both […]

Selling #HPC things on ebay

Given that the (now former) day job has ended, I am selling some of the old day job’s assets on ebay. We’ve sold some siFlash, Unison, and have current listings for Arista and Mellanox switches. More stuff will be listed in short order, check it out here. Feel free to reach out to me at […]