After standing on the sidelines for nearly two years without putting in my two cents (especially on social media), I have finally decided to give this opinion piece, but it’s on my own personal blog. That means that the only people who will care to read it are people who are interested in my opinion or simply stumble across it somewhere on the Internet and decide to read it. I hope it provides some insight and could potentially help somebody in one way or another.Read More
There has absolutely never been a better time to start reading This Mortal Coil trilogy by Emily Suvada. With COVID-19 threatening the world as we speak, you can really get into this series and hopefully see, with brand new eyes, the very real potential threat that a pandemic such as the fictional Hydra virus could pose against the population of the world.
I have waited a while to review this book, because I didn’t really know where to start. I almost didn’t review it, because it could almost be seen simply as a continuation of This Cruel Design, however, I absolutely understand the need to make it a separate book, which is obvious when you read it.Read More
This will be a tutorial on setting up BOINC on FreeBSD (specifically, FreeNAS), in order to devote your extra computing power to aid The National Upcycled Computing Collective (NUCC, Inc.), a 501c non-profit organization, who is working on distributed computing projects with Rosetta@Home, which is focused solely on COVID-19 research at the time of this writing. Click here to read more about NUCC, and be sure to check out (and follow) @nucc_inc and @NUCC_STATS on Twitter. If you are fresh out of CPU cycles and would much rather prefer directly feeding cash to the cause, please feel free to do so here.
To get instructions for other operating systems that will have you processing workloads in less than 10 minutes, view the GitHub repo featuring quick super-quick setups scripts at https://github.com/phx/nucc.Read More