Video Games in Life

This entry to my blog will look into the games that I consider to be the top of the ever expanding pile that I have enjoyed and what they mean/t to me then and now.

I have played a metric butt load of video games in my life. I have 540 (hehe) in my Steam Library and have probably played maybe a solid quarter of them from start to finish. I’ve owned or played on pretty much every modern manufactured game console from the Gameboy to the Xbox One at some point in my life (minus the Sega scene because you know… they weren’t “cool” in the States) and have even started to dabble with VR through the Oculus Quest. I’ve played the classics, the modern era, the AAA’s and the indies but few have ever left a lasting impact on me and my life. This entry to my blog will look into the games that I consider to be the top of the ever expanding pile that I have enjoyed and what they mean/t to me then and now.

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Lustre Ain’t the Cluster

A simple way to remedy this nonsensical issue is to provide a tour for anyone that will take it that ever utters the phrase “Lustre Cluster” when referring to either Lustre or the Cluster separately.

Quick little story for those of you out there that have a hard time getting your users to not consider your HPC server cluster and the file system Lustre confused as being one in the same. At my place of business (Radio Astronomy), we have a smaller quaint server cluster that utilizes MOAB for scheduling. We have multiple Lustre environments (one scratch, one permanent) where all the data gets processed and stored for later use. How is it processed? On the cluster of course!

For some reason this leads to a great deal of confusion for some folks. A simple way to remedy this nonsensical issue is to provide a tour for anyone that will take it that ever utters the phrase “Lustre Cluster” when referring to either Lustre or the Cluster separately. If that doesn’t work, politely yet firmly remind them that this isn’t their wheel house and start calling black holes and super novas something like “black novas or super holes” to really drive the point home whenever they start talking about something they love and understand. You may have to modify that to fit your field of study, but you get what I’m saying.

All in all, this is a tongue in cheek post to start the blog off, but for real, if anyone from my place of business reads this and doesn’t see the satire in it, email me so we can have a nice sit down chat and tour of the computer room at your earliest convenience.