Wednesday, 31 December 2008

money, money, money...

Well, I can't live in Switzerland and not make some comment on financial matters. Anyway, emptying out my pockets this evening I looked at the pile of francs which included ones from 1965 to 2008. As much as I like the new british designs we just don't have this sense of continuum in the UK - decimalisation (hey, I've never faffed with these old systems), then the shrinking of the 10p etc. I just about remember pound notes (non scottish) but thats it. Is change always a good thing?

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


OK - So I've now been here (.ch) for a week. What's it like so far? well, cold. Snow on the ground all week at the house (900M ASL ~ somewhere between The Cobbler and Ben Lomond). Commute to work takes ~50 mins (after scraping any ice / snow off car) and is presently timed with the sun rising over the alps.

Work -- hectic. YAIM can only do so much. There's a big gap between a barebones install, getting the middleware installed and configured and being able to reliably run a test suite on machines.

Overlaying SLURM job timings on Grafana plots

As you may have noticed, I'm quite fond of Grafana and use it at home and work. One of the dashboards I have at work is the general sta...