Older blog entries for BrentN (starting at number 3)

Grumble, grumble. The network connection to the machine room here is no-joy. Facilities Services was rewiring for the PC cluster - they must have botched something. I am trying to justify not going to the console to continue work...

This fellow is studying MD too! Cool stuff. Lennard-Jones systems are good toy problems - the interaction is simple enough so that you can run a fair number of atoms on modest equipment, but robust enough that you can learn all about the various statistical correlations that are important in MD.

Of course, the only real systems that L-J models well are noble gases, but hey - you can't have it all.

My life is now complete. I got moderator on Slashdot. Whoopee.

In other news, I have a "go" from the bossman to scale my silicon nitride sim up to multiple processors. Now, I'll see if I actually know jack about parallel computation or not.

pjf has informed me that my TIAA-CREF mod was rolled into GnuCash. I'm kinda tickled about that.

I saw this morning that my friend data has joined up. Cool. I'm looking forward to seeing his open source sequencer, BINARS, released. He's been putting a lot of time into it. Check out his home page for more info.

I'm considering putting some effort into GnuCash. I am currently a Quicken "poweruser", but I'd prefer to use something that wasn't quite as proprietary. Intuit doesn't even provide cross-compatibility between their Mac and their Windows versions of Quicken! I'd love to see GnuCash running on MacOS X - since the underlying kernel is BSD, the engine ought to compile without any problems - then it'd just be a matter of writing a Cocoa-based frontend.

My research is progressing. I have nice pretty pictures of my first nanoindentation simulation. I am fairly sure the indenter code is working "as advertised" on a serial job. Now I have to convince the boss of this, so I can test it on a parallel job.

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