How to Move the BOINC Data Directory (Linux)

Move your Linux machine’s BOINC data directory like this: 1. sudo service boinc-client stop 2. sudo mv /var/lib/boinc-client/* /path_to_new_dir/boinc-client/ 3. sudo rm -rf /var/lib/boinc-client 4. sudo ln -s /path_to_new_dir/boinc-client /var/lib/boinc-client 5. sudo service boinc-client start Works like a charm.   … Continue reading

Fun with Python

Draw your own conclusions: The red points are data from a analysis of nonnegative Facebook comments on the pages of these presidential candidates. The black curve is the most-optimal least-squares fit of a polynomial (fourth-order, in this case) that, among the … Continue reading

Why I Use Python (part 1)

PHP needs a semicolon at the end of every statement. So does C. So does C++. So does Java. Why? So far as I can tell, for no other reason than laziness on the part of language designers. (Note: stuffthathappens … Continue reading