SC07: the nightlife

So I had two events to attend, overlapping of course (of course). Beobash and a dinner with Microsoft. John and I got to Beobash and I spoke with Chris Samuel of VPAC and some associates from Australia. Doug Eadline interviewed me (and I didn’t have the slightest clue as to what I was going to […]

SC07: what I saw so far

Lots of stuff. Some of it pretty nice. Still lots of “me-too” products. The usual suspects are there. Evergrid is neat. Yeah, there I said it. It is neat. Vipin suggested I look at it and I did. Did I mention it is neat? Viewed 11251 times by 2041 viewers

SC07: Coolest demo I saw today

Go to the PSC (Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center) booth. Look at the Wii-steered molecular dynamics. Do some bowling with bucky balls using the Wii. In 1990, I wanted a VR system, and a data glove to position my atoms for my MD simulations. Vi is not a great user interface to configuration. Viewed 11582 times by […]

SC07: Planes and automobiles … no trains …

We had an adventure going from Detroit to Reno. In LA, our outbound flight was canceled. Engine problems from what we understand. So we were booked at a hotel, and got to enjoy a relaxing 4 hour sleep. Thank gosh for Starbucks (Starboooooks). Triple shot mocha … enough calories and caffeine to stave off a […]

Dear web creators everywhere …

… I know you think that pushing sound out to a browser is a good idea. I know you think the technology is cool. It is annoying. Absolutely, positively, completely annoying. I do not want to be listening to something I want to listen to, only to be interrupted by something intruding, un-invited, onto my […]

at SC07 next week

Won’t live-blog, but I will try to snap pictures, get some video, and other things. Will report on neat new things. Maybe some neat old things. Hopefully will see many old friends, and make some new ones. Much to do, much to do … Viewed 8676 times by 1732 viewers

DragonFly update

Here are a few screenshots. Too tired to make thumbnails. Login Projects Add Project Jobs Project Users Wizard Apps The web system is fully db centric now. Finishing up the utilities. Hopefully they will be done before SC07. The Mercurial repository is up if you want to see what we are up to (and look […]

When Perl modules go bad

There is a name for my pain and it is WWW::Mechanize. This module is a complex little bit which allows Perl code to programmatically load and interact with web sites. Of course it doesn’t have a built in JavaScript engine or anything else like that, but it is supposed to be used for unit testing. […]