Saturday, May 27, 2006

Interesting turn of events

I have an internship.

I didn't want to spend my time at home just sitting around. That tends to go badly for me. The greatest personal growth I have gonet hrough has usually come when I'm working hard at things I like. Why mess with a proven strategy?

So... I now work here. And I can happily say that I haven't been around this much Ghanaian geekery since secondary school. Did I mention they have a cluster that I get to play with? The irony is that I came home partly to relax and not work as hard. And here I am pulling 10-12 hour days again. At least its fun.

note to Pam: This explains why I personally am behind in my PrepTime Posse postings. One is coming though.

5 comments:

AFKAP of Darkness said...

yeah... you go home to decompress and end up working 12 hours a day. true geekery at its finest!

Kwasi said...

What can I say man,

the work is fun and we actually have cute female programmers.

Yes, I know, I have issues

Gone said...

Moving several thousands of miles and landing a cool internship gives you a pass. The remaining 21 contributors had better have excuses as solid.

:)

Enjoy your time at home, and don't work too hard or you'll defeat the purpose of "relax"!

nii adom said...

Kwasi - can you provide more details about what you are doing with the cluster ?
The last time i was there i was told that it was not being used much and i have been wracking my brains to think of a good project other than HEP that could use the computing power...

PS: You were missed at OC commencement this past weekend.

Kwasi said...

Nii, Right now the cluster isn't seeing as much use as it should. We're trying to develop training materials and models to show the science departments at Legon, Tech, Cape Coast etc. how it might help them.

We just had a breakthrough yesterday though. The Atomic Energy institute is setting up a grad school school under Legon and they are very interested in using the cluster and maybe building one of their own.

I'll keep you informed about that

How was commencement?