Oh, happy day. My SETI crunching has reached 3,000 completed work units.My SETI experience started on a PII 400, which was acting as a Linux file server and firewall/router back in the day, then moved to its present home on Temeryx, my current file and database server. Temeryx is a G4/450, which has been sitting quietly in the corner under my desk munching on work units without any problems for several years.SETI has gone out of vogue a bit, what with other worthy causes competing for spare cycles, but being a huge Sci-Fi nerd, it’s near and dear to my heart.On this topic, if you have a box that sits on all day wasting cycles, please sign up for one of the projects out there and do something good for humanity with your otherwise unused processing power.Music: “The Thin Wall” by Ultravox [Opens in iTunes]
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.