As a computational astrophysicist, I can work pretty much wherever there is an internet connection (except the San Diego public library, but that’s another story), so at least a day or two a week I work from home. And when I do, I have a little work buddy who sits by my chair waiting for me to throw a foam ball across the apartment so she can fetch it (seriously!). I try to ignore her so I can get work done, but as soon as I even look at her:
She’s cuter than my work buddies at school, of course.
These are my links for October 8th through October 16th:
- LinkChecker – check websites and HTML documents for broken links –
- Passwordless ssh – Linuxconfig.org – How to make a passwordless login to other machines. Many people have asked me about this from time to time.
- IIPImage » Images – How to create tiled tiffs using several image tool packages.
- VIPS – VipsWiki – Image processing tools, focusing on extra-large images.
- GraphicsMagick Image Processing System – A graphics toolkit based on and branched from ImageMagick.
As I walked to lunch I saw the unveiling ceremony ending while the UCSD band (we have a band?) played the UCSD fight song (we have a fight song?). Below the statue there is a few streams of bubbly water and a plaque which explains that the Triton doesn’t get to use his awesome trident, he just blows really hard on his conch which scares all the other gods and baddies away.
I, for one, am now waiting for the UC Santa Cruz banana slug statue.
My adviser Professor Mike Norman, as part of his job at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, purchased an optiportal system for the new SDSC building which is opening today. An optiportal system is a wall of monitors powered by networked computers such that the screens behave as one monitor. Very high resolution images and movies can be tiled across the screens, as you can see below. Movies and animations can also be tiled across the screens.