Southern Man

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Supercomputing Conference Day 3

Actually only half a day as they cut us loose at noon. Full days tomorrow and Friday and another half day on Saturday will wind it up.

Today were presentations by the students and hosts on LittleFe and BCCD. Dr. S and I are veterans (more or less), as are about half the attendees, but the other half were pretty fascinated. Southern Man will admit that he was toying with Project Euler problems and only half listening, some of the time.

Ivan describes the "HPC Across The Curriculum" initiative.

CP demonstrates a LittleFe (one of six at the workshop, but it happens to be ours) for the participants.

Mobeen and Dr. S.

Then it was back to the hotel for a while. The arrangements were double occupancy but Southern Man's roommate chose to commute instead, so it's been a private room with 'fridge and a microwave and nice ice cold air conditioning. Southern Man killed an hour there before heading back north towards home and a 2:00 doctor's appointment, where he found that he, too, has shingles. Yippee.

So after a trip to the pharmacy and a few errands Southern Man returned to La Casa just in time to catch Teen Daughter on her way out the door for more top secret military briefings so after a quick chat and promise to rendezvous that evening he went on in to take care of the usual end-of-the-month bill paying, which involves a fair number of mouse clicks and a couple of checks and one stamp and a brief stroll. And then it is all done except for some automagic withdrawals over the next few days. Yippee!

After Teen Daughter returned we had dinner and talked for a while and then Southern Man headed back to the hotel. He doesn't care all that much for beds other than his own but Southern Land has had a week of hundred-and-teen afternoons and the hotel is easily twelve degrees cooler than La Casa. Buenos noches!


At Wednesday, August 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are Shingles contagious? If so, did you just infect all the people you came in contact with? Like the movie Contagion?

At Wednesday, August 01, 2012, Blogger Southern Man said...

Apparently Teen Daughter the Elder was Patient Zero and the Shingles Apocalypse has begun.

At Wednesday, August 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the choco milk was/is the source for the both of you.....

At Thursday, August 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You aren't going back to the conference are you? You have shingles for crying out loud. Someone there may have a low to poor immune system that will come down with it all because of you if you do. Think of them not yourself. As for yourself, rest.

At Saturday, August 04, 2012, Blogger Southern Man said...

The doctor says shingles are only slightly contageous and my case is so mild that I don't need to do anything other than take the pills.


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