Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ride leader needed 2/27

If it's Sunday, I must be working. Yet again.

It might be a moot point, as the weather forecast shows rain- or at least some of the forecasts do. In any case, I won't be there this Sunday.

Nor will I be there March 6. Work again. Joy.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords"


Yes, Watson emerged victorious this week. So remember to consider IBM for all your supercomputing needs.

Sorry I missed this mornings ride, but the weather radar didn't look too promising, as you all found out on the way back from First Watch. I've had a cold all week, so riding in the rain was not something I wanted to take a chance on.

See you next week hopefully...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Smartest Computer Ever

Phone the neighbors, wake the kids! Four years of research at IBM culminates with Watson (an IBM Power 7 system) taking on two "Jeopordy!" champions Ken Jennings and Brad Ritter for the ultimate game show challenge.

The fun starts tomorrow (February 14) and continues through Wednesday.

Last week, Nova presented an hour-long background piece on how this all got started in the IBM labs, and how they got the "Jeopordy!" producers to go along.

Myself, having a couple of Power 7 systems here at work running IBM i/OS, am rooting for Watson...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

This Sunday 2/13

Yet again, I have a work thing this Sunday. So y'all have to find a leader to get you to the IHOP in Tempe this week.

And as long as you're here, take a look over to the left at the "Bike MS" link and give it a click. I'd appreciate any donations to the cause.

And starting today, I will match dollar-for-dollar ALL contributions made in the next week, up to $150.

Thanks a bunch, see you on Feb. 20th.