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Yesterday (a lot earlier, around say, 12 hours ago or more), I talked in front of a crowd of easily 60 people regarding Beowulf Clusters. I had such a great time, and real interest from the students that I got to talking for more than the alloted time -- I got carried away! :D I know I should time myself the next time, so that I can go on without boring everyone. Good thing I was able to get them to answer the question: "Why would we want to use a Beowulf cluster?" with a catchy "Because it's cool..." ;)

That is thanks to sir Butch for his relaying the story of William Yu's talk about the same topic. I tried it, and it works. :D I think I should thank William Yu for the original idea, and here I acknowledge that I heard it from sir Butch. :D I think I should come up with my one-liners, but given that I was talking to a UPLB physics crowd, no amount of geek computer science humor could tickle the least bit off their sides. Either that or I'm just really bad with jokes. :D

I'd like to thank Dr. Altoveros and Alvin Faustino for giving me the opportunity to talk about one of the things I am most passionate about. I know the demo didn't go as well as we planned, but I know we can make your cluster work a wee bit better -- after getting it to work FIRST. ;) I just hope I can be of more service to you while I'm still in UPLB.

To Johanna, thank you for the moral support -- it really meant a lot to me. :) To Yannie, although you weren't able to attend the talk, knowing that you love me and that you went out of your way before I talked to console me (and take the butterflies away from my tummy) means a great deal to me. I love you too, and I want you to know that it was greatly appreciated. :)

My sister's in labor right now, and she's giving birth in a little while. Pardon me if I can't make it to the invitations -- but family comes first, I hope you all can understand. Please pray for my sister too, that she gets through this ordeal and be blessed with a healthy baby boy. I'm so excited to have a junior walking around in the house, even if he's not really my son!

Up next would be LinuxWorld 2005, and crunch time for the preparation for my thesis presentation. I should be preparing, but Lord knows I can only do so much. I need to take a break REAL SOON from everything, to recharge and spend time with loved ones. If time wasn't such a prime commodity, I'll spend it with friends everytime.

All in due time...

CHill...

P.S. I would also like to congratulate Paul and Ella (Now Mr. and Mrs. Paul Prantilla), and wish them the best in their journey together for the rest of their lives. I just pray that you guys keep Christ in your relationship so that you may continue to grow and live in His love. The wedding was beautiful, and I hope the years you have together will be much more beautiful.

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