I have been writing a lot of software lately, and frankly it feels good to get back into harness for a while. The software, part of the Obot Advanced Research Projects Administration (OARPA), has been running day and night doing calculations. One of my runs has been going for days and says that it will finish next October. Oops. I bumped the close button when I checked on it. C’est la vie. (Actually, closing it wasn’t a problem because the code is restartable1, but I was going to stop it anyway because it wasn’t giving any useful results. I’ll try another tack.)
Anyway, this is why I haven’t been blogging much. I really get sucked into the task when I’m writing code, and then there are the other projects. For the 100th time in the last few weeks, I’ve told myself that I’m finished with the code. But then I think of just one more small tweak to make it nicer.
Gotta go. I just thought of something really cool ….
1The program saved its state when it closed. I haven’t put the code in to actually do the restart, but I could. It’d take about half an hour. Another run is 19.8% finished, and should complete on February 11.