Don't know if I mentioned it, but the day job has a new website

Take a gander. Some things are missing, and our marketing folks are developing the content where needed, and revising it where we have existing content. Its quite refreshing to see this. It will get better over time. Its running in our facility now, and likely we’ll have a few clones in the cloud as well. … Read moreDon't know if I mentioned it, but the day job has a new website

Having fun writing a presentation about molecular dynamics and big data

Who’da ever thunk that MD simulations would start to become large enough to present IO and analysis problems? Way way back when the digital supercomputing dinosaurs roamed the earth, looking for problems to crunch on, I simulated gallium arsenide on some of these machines. I’d be lucky to get 100 time steps done, in a … Read moreHaving fun writing a presentation about molecular dynamics and big data

Do we really have enough native STEM workers in the US?

Yes, actually we do. Too many.
Turns out that little law of supply and demand does in fact hold true. The higher the demand for something in limited supply, the higher the price (wages) you will pay for it.
By applying forces to this law, you impact a number of outcomes. That is, if you start monkeying around with the supply, sure, you can adjust the price you pay for the STEM. And, you get a whole host of other, well, I’ll call them unintended outcomes, by doing so.

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Social Media Overload

Definition: When the amount of social media that everyone expects you to consume with a myriad of different, incompatible, and often annoying apps, absorbs so much of your time that your productivity drops … you decide that in the interests of your own personal sanity, you will spend more time with your family, your dog, … Read moreSocial Media Overload

Again, terribly busy

Have an order which is absorbing all of my cycles, and this is coupled with a nice springtime cold, and an elbow injury. Now if my dog bites me, my month will be complete. Will start posting soon, once I get the the burn-in running. To give you a sense of the size of this … Read moreAgain, terribly busy