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On this last day of this year, I am preparing myself for the inevitable coming of a new year, and therefore a new start. Work won't come in another five days, and so won't school, and it won't be until then that I'll be submitting a working progress (initial writeup and analysis of initial results of my thesis). For now, or in the near future (i.e. tomorrow), I'll be preparing myself for a marathon of Neverwinter Nights as I try to finish the second chapter and prepare to finish the game before buying the first expansion.

My thesis on a projective load balancing algorithm for a Beowulf cluster is taking a turn for the better (I hope) now that I'll be able to work on the cluster from home and implement the algorithm over the break. I am currently analyzing the results of the control setups and identifying certain trends and quirks (if there are any identifiable ones) from the data. I will be coming up with an online report of it, somewhere maybe in my personal web page (see link at the right). I am also picking up the pace, as I will want to end the study by February (or March) so that I won't be burdened by it in the next coming semester. Right now, I am looking for ways to come up with heterogeneous clusters that may be used for a while either locally or from somewhere else in the globe.

As far as work goes, I will have to deal with Windows boxen again but until my uncle (the Mayor) decides to rid the office of Windows and use Linux instead, I am stuck. Not that I don't like it, I just happen to hate it. However, I personally won't mind investing a little on buying my own copy of Windows and installing a few games that I can play (i.e. Neverwinter Nights) on my own computer. But as far as I only have my laptop with me, it should wait a while. Windows isn't really cheap by any standard.

And for life, I think a few things I'm doing should take a back seat to my studies and work. The family's fine, and I should keep it that way. I'm just 20, and I can get a girlfriend when I want one -- for now, I'm single, available, and waiting.

As for anything else, I am too busy to actually get anything else done.

Keep chilled...

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