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Semester one

Hi ya'll, So the first semester as a Lecturer is finally coming to an end for me. This is totally crazy! I never imagined I would be a lecturer, could it be the fact that I was maybe not the best student to have in any class; on account that I was a passive aggressive, narcissistic, and a little bit of a know-it-all kind of student? I don't know! But the one thing I was a never was an over achiever, well not until I really encountered some students from Germany on my first trip there as an intern working for Daimler . That was the time i realised that what I was doing, merely coasting along and doing just enough to pass was not cutting it. I mean, there were tests and exams that I would stop writing just because I knew that I had answered enough questions to pass (even the detail of the answers!). It even got to the point were I would only study half the material intentionally with the aim of seeing if I could successfully guess what the lecturer would as for e

Programming on Supercomputers

Hi ya'll, So as a pass time I have decided to keep myself busy with learning activities. One such activity is the IT Masters course on Programming on Supercomputers . The class is scheduled to start on the 17th of June 2015 and i can't wait. Some of the sample content of this course is listed below: Porting code to the Xeon Phi Coding Linear Methods for Regression Model Assessment and Selection Additive Models, Trees and Related Methods Support Vector Machines and Flexible Discriminants' Neural Networks Developing using Prototype Methods and Nearest Neighbours Supervised and Unsupervised Learning It is a 5 week long class and it has both live lectures by way of Webinars, alternatively the content will also be available as recordings for later viewing. But the best part is that between "Lectures", there will be extra reading and practical labs to enable testing of a Xeon Phi and CUDA based system. I can't wait GPU programming, this is

Life Update

Hi Ya'll, I trust most of you have been doing well. Ame ondili nawa lela. So it has been a while since I posted anything on this blog and in all honesty I will make it a weekly thing from now on "That's what I said... 7 months ago". In any-case, I have been a busy worker bee, finally worked on my business ideas; well some of them at least, got a full-time job; pat on my back ;-) and traveled rather extensively (for how busy I am).  But that is not the most exciting news as of yet. Lately, I regained my interest and passion for old cars and finally got my Classic VW Beetle fixed and running. The amazing feeling one gets from a tuned classic beetle Engine is crazy good. She runs as smooth as a baby's bottom and the rush you I get from driving it, I just can't explain. I am looking to name her, but I am thinking HEIDI mostly because it is German, sounds like a trusty person, did I mention its a German name? Anyhow, at present I just have to sort out some