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Unread postPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 3:42 am 
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Hello fellow Nekochanners,

I want to give you all a quick update of how i'm doing at the moment.
My work situation hasn't improved sadly. There is a legal battle concerning a job offer i applied to. Because it's now 6 months ago after i applied initially, i decided to stop worrying about my chances of staying at the university and start writing letters to respond to job offers.

So if any of you know a cool job concerning High Performance Computing / Fortran / Scientific software, give me a shout. I don't really care about location btw, anywhere in the EU region would be fine.

Also health-wise i suffered a severe blow by being diagnosed with pneumonia and urinary tract inflammation two months ago. I successfully recovered and am now doing fine.

Because of this i had no time to play around with SGI equipment and software. Most notable the firefox project grinded to a halt. Not sure when i will be picking up the pace again, i first need to set some priorities concerning work and housing.

Kudos for still being here btw! Miss you all.

Yours

Dex

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 Post subject: Re: quick update
Unread postPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 4:13 am 
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Hi.

Nice to hear from you again. Hope everything will turn fine soon.

I don't know if there are open positions, but the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) has different departments where your skill would probably be appreciated. I think in particular about the CRPP (Plasma Physics Research Center, lot of code to be written and data to be analysed) and the IGM (Institute of Mechanical Engineering, fluids mechanics, and so on). I've just seen a position for a tenured full or associate professor in the area of Aerospace Engineering. Maybe it's for you. Anyway, they will probably need research assistant for this new group.

There are several HP Computer in the school. For example Pleiades in the Mechanical Engineering Institute. More informations about other facilities here.

Hope this can help you.


BetXen

P.S.: BTW, the region is wonderful here. EPFL is 500m from the Geneva Lake, mountains are very close,...

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 Post subject: Re: quick update
Unread postPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:58 am 
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Nice hearing from you Dex. Hope you feel better (and get a brilliant HPC job!).


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squeen wrote:
Nice hearing from you Dex. Hope you feel better (and get a brilliant HPC job!).

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We miss you as well! Hopefully everything resolves in your favor and you feel better as well. As always, just give the word if there is anything I can do to help.

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Sorry to hear about what has happened. Hope you feel better real soon!

Good luck on landing something new!


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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:00 am 
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Well, hell froze over...

After 8 months of uncertainty i finally have my job back. It's not a 1:1 match but my job is reborn as a ICT Developer and i am now fully reinstated as a member of the ICT Department at the Delft University of Technology.
I also kept all of my benefits, which is a good package.

I'll be doing more development and contributing to projects and doing less admin, which is good.

I'm not married to these folks however, and i realize now that being happy at work also means progressing and maturing, so i try to get less involved with simple admin chores and do more research stuff. If the new direction still doesn't appeal to me, there's always other greener grass i can go to :)

And my WoW habit seem to be diminished a bit, so i'll be squatting on the forum again.

Yey!

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:27 am 
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Hi

Nice to hear good news from you. I hope you'll have the opportunity to do what you like to.

Cheers,


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:Fuel: R16k 800 V12, 2Gb, M-Audio, 36+147GB HD, 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Classic (nitrogen)
:Octane2: Dual R14k 600 V6, 2Go, HD (173Go, 34Go) (carbon)
:Octane: R10k 400 MXE, 1280Mo (lithium) / 2xR10k 300 SSE,... (fluorine)
:O2: R10k 195, 512Mo (hydrogen) / R5k 180, 512Mo (sodium) / R5k 180->200 motherboard and PM only
:Indigo2IMP: R10k 195, HighImpact, 160Mo (helium) / R4400 125, Extreme, 160Mo (boron)
:O200: :O200: twin O200, 4xR12k 270, 2Go, HD (4x18Go) (beryllium)
:Indigo: R4k 100, 80Mo, LG1, 9GB HD, Python 25601 tape (magnesium])
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That is happy news indeed. Cheers!

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