Stray Cavaliers

March 24, 2017

Brussels, Belgium.



February 22, 2017

Tasks of one sort naïvely bundled, wasting a substantial amount of cycles

Tasks of many sorts bundled with METAQ, wasting far fewer cycles.

METAQ is a small suite of bash scripts I wrote to increase the ease and efficiency with which my collaborators and I use supercomputing resources.

Supercomputing time is almost always awarded through a competitive proposal process, and there’s usually not enough to make everybody happy. So, if you receive an allocation, you want to be sure you use it as best you can.

METAQ helps you avoid wasted cycles, by making it simple to group computational tasks together and to slot smaller and shorter tasks into otherwise-wasted cycles.

I wrote up a description of METAQ for the arχiv.

Update 2017-03-21: METAQ was covered by The Next Platform!


The Heat Came 'Round and Busted Me For Smilin' On A Cloudy Day

February 14, 2017

There's a cryptographically signed version, too.

There is a war coming on general-purpose computing. It starts with, of course, forcing child pornographers to provide evidence against themselves and fighting terrorism. We have progressed into demanding a scientist’s telephone and passwords at the border, demanding access to citizens’ social media, and using log files from a person’s implanted medically-necessary heart monitor to indict them. It creeps in as Hollywood and the RIAA search for ways to make your web browser obey them, rather than obey you.


A Modern Major General

December 31, 2016

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno in Penzance, Cornwall, England.


Live and Die a Pirate King

December 30, 2016

Porthchapel Beach, St. Levan, in Penzance, Cornwall, England.


December 15, 2016

Things That Didn't Suck 2016

November 27, 2016

Don't the Sun Look Good Going Down Over The Sea?

November 19, 2016

Heavy Horses, Move the Land Under Me

November 18, 2016

Somebody Holds the Key

November 16, 2016

Stuff that's scuzzy

November 9, 2016

Thinkin' and drinkin' are all I have today

August 3, 2016

Where Your Gentle Wing Rests

May 28, 2016

A Golden Winged Ship Is Passing My Way

December 27, 2015

Steal Your Face Right Off Your Head

December 27, 2015

Things That Didn't Suck 2015

October 17, 2015

This World Was Made For All Men

October 16, 2015

Show the Bastards Up With Our Divine Light

October 4, 2015

Dungeons Deep and Caverns Old

October 3, 2015

Tore Me All to Pieces, Nothing Else Remains

October 3, 2015

See the Colors Floating in the Sky

October 2, 2015

The Deep Forbidden Lake

October 2, 2015

Wild Mountain Honey

October 1, 2015

Flame From Your Stage Has Now Spread to the Floor

September 30, 2015

Take a Whole Pail of Water Just to Cool Him Down

September 7, 2015

I Set Out Running But I Take My Time

August 7, 2015

Eat them up, yum!

August 6, 2015

Let Me Wander In Your Garden

August 5, 2015

Wrapped In The Old School Song, We Fly Our Colours High

August 4, 2015

The Locomotive Jumped The Gun

August 1, 2015

Its Ribs are Ceiling Beams

July 25, 2015

Oh, Mountain of Our Eyes, What Do You See?

July 19, 2015

A Tingling Recognition

July 16, 2015

The Ink Is Black, The Page Is White

July 5, 2015

They're A Band Beyond Description

January 31, 2015

Where Little Cable Cars Climb Halfway To The Stars

October 18, 2014

Rainbows End Down That Highway Where Ocean Breezes Blow

October 8, 2014

The Lunatic Is On The Grass

June 7, 2014

It's Stormin', Stormin' Rain

May 24, 2014

Listen to Those Rails A-Thrumming All Aboard

April 27, 2014

Another Brand New Day

April 26, 2014

A Cave Up In The Hills

April 6, 2014

Smiles Await You When You Rise

March 23, 2014

California, Preaching On The Burning Shore

March 22, 2014

Ain't Gonna Stop Until The 25th Hour

March 17, 2014

My Will Is Prophecy, My Own Mythology

March 16, 2014

Whispering Hallelujah Hatrack

March 15, 2014

They Carry News That Must Get Through

February 15, 2014

One heat up, and one cool down

February 2, 2014

What Shall We Say, Shall We Call It By A Name?

January 24, 2014

There May Be Many Others But They Haven't Been Discovered

January 18, 2014

Your Golden Sun Will Shine For Me

January 10, 2014

A Marvelous Night for a Moondance

January 8, 2014

STAR Struck

December 27, 2013

Things That Didn't Suck 2013

December 20, 2013

I'm As Free As A Bird Now

November 17, 2013

Is this place at your command?

November 16, 2013

It's Not Hard, Not Hard To Reach

November 16, 2013

This Dichromatic Vision

October 8, 2013

Lake Ogallala, We Hold You In Our Hearts

October 3, 2013


September 14, 2013

It's A Light And Tumble Journey

June 12, 2013

I've Been Stretching My Mouth

May 24, 2013

Once In A While You Get Shown The Light In The Strangest Of Places If You Look At It Right

April 24, 2013

People Say We Monkey Around

April 20, 2013

People –– What Have You Done?

April 10, 2013

Send the Sunshine Down My Way Whenever You Call My Name

January 21, 2013

How Can the Wind With So Many Around Me?

January 12, 2013

Come On Children, Now Learn How To Run

January 11, 2013

Almost Aflame, Still You Don't Feel The Heat

January 11, 2013

Near The Village, The Peaceful Village

January 10, 2013

Walking Through Forests of Palm Tree Apartments

January 9, 2013

By The Ranks Or Single File Over Every Jungle Mile

January 8, 2013

If I Ever Get Out Of Here, I'm Going To Kathmandu!

January 7, 2013

I Can Tell My Sister By The Flowers In Her Eyes

January 4, 2013

You're Tired Of Yourself And All Of Your Creations

January 3, 2013

It Takes A Lot To Laugh

January 2, 2013

Tinsel Tigers

January 1, 2013

Played War Games In The Woods

December 31, 2012

Then A Silence That Chilled My Soul

December 21, 2012

Things That Didn't Suck 2012

December 8, 2012

I Sail Above Your Inlets and Interstates

July 5, 2012

Let It Blossom, Let It Flow

June 28, 2012

We Know We Can't Be Found

April 26, 2012

A Hiding Place Where No One Ever Goes

April 17, 2012

They Came In Peace For All Mankind

March 7, 2012

All the Wrong Fuses and Splices

December 22, 2011

Things That Didn't Suck 2011

December 4, 2011

Hey Now, All You Lovers

December 4, 2011

Twisting Burning, My Thoughts Turning

October 3, 2011

Tyger Tyger, burning bright

August 25, 2011

I got better!

August 8, 2011

No Straight Lines Make Up My Life

August 1, 2011

Spirals Round and Round

November 28, 2010

Don't Believe A Thing They Say

October 17, 2010

Out Of Control On A Breeze

July 31, 2010

never trust a man with a typewriter between his lips

July 13, 2010

Can I Step Into Your World For A While?

June 27, 2010

Carved Like a Dwarf Tree On A Mountain

January 12, 2009

It's Easy as 1-2-3

March 29, 2008

Laid Back In An Old Saloon, With A Peso In My Hand

February 24, 2008

Come On Ye Childhood Heroes!

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