John McNerney, MS
A Favorite Quote
"If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I
will find something in them to hang him."
If Your Name is:
or any other
of the original
an Airchinnigh (Son of the Sexton),
Join the Blue Ribbon
If online censorship frightens and angers you as it does me, check
out the Blue Ribbon Campaign, look at what we have to say.
Well, I gave a year of CPU time to the ``Search
for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence'' at home project. They haven't
found any evidence of any, apologies to Carl Sagan notwithstanding.
they will, maybe they won't. Since I have a home network, I've decided
to split any unused CPU time between SETI and the RC5-64 decryption
sponsored by Distributed Net. This is a little more down to earth. The
idea in this project is to use the combined power of computers to
projects which are really too large and expensive to run on a single
or group of computers, so worldwide help is solicited. SETI is another
example of the power of distributed computing. Modern computers are
way overpowered for simple stuff like word processing and graphic image
editing, and the down time or slack time might be used to advantage.
is what the Distributed Net client does. There are several interesting
projects going on, but the the RC5-64 project is using brute computing
power to decrypt a message encrypted using 64-bit encryption.
I am a member of the Downcity
Net team. Downcity Net is my
internet service provider and domain host.
Those Black and Whites are pretty good, eh? This one
professionally done by a staff photographer from
(Willimantic, CT's Local Newspaper) for a human interest writeup.
Guess who has bib number 4277?
This photograph was taken during the 1996 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Road
in Washington, DC. The singlet is the team uniform of the Dead