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TIME magizine chose Mark Zuckerberg as person of the year, despite a reader poll that put Zukerberg in 10th place, and Julian Assange in first, by a large margin. More importantly, Assange has done something in 2010, while Zukerberg is … Continue reading
I realized that yesterday I probably sat in my last normal lecture at UK, AND signed off my last lab as TA. It is kind of an odd feeling. My last class as long as I make it through my … Continue reading
A quick review of my observations from SC10. The two takeaway messages from the show floor this year: 1. “We’ve all bought these damn GPUs, now how do we make them work?” 2. “Everyone should want the shiny flash storage … Continue reading
I was watching some TV shows online while recuperating from Supercomputing, and ran into this: “The video you have requested is not available on this device” in Chromium, normal play in Firefox. Apparently, CBS is blocking video on Chrome/Chromium on … Continue reading
My research group is headed down to the IEEE/ACM Supercomputing Conference next week in New Orleans to put on our customary research exhibit. This year’s booth features a large 6-sided figure with three 6-foot screens on the longer spans, in … Continue reading
This week we did the lab the parts in my New Teaching Robots post were for, and it was very much a “mixed success” sort of situation. I put a test chassis and circuit together about a week and a … Continue reading
Playing around in the kitchen yesterday I made an interesting food: I like eggplant parmesan type dishes, and I like Asian-style eggplant dishes, so I decided to split the difference and fry strips of eggplant in a coating like one … Continue reading
Some days, I really love my job. That is the mechanical parts for 8 little teaching robot chassis I quickly designed, which will be used for, among other things, a late-in-the-semester EE281 lab where students develop their own line-following state … Continue reading