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Interesting Finds Number 2

Daniel Bingham Image courtesy of http://theroadgoeson.com/
Daniel Bingham Image courtesy of http://theroadgoeson.com/

Tonight while googling some terms I ran across Daniel Bingham’s website http://www.theroadgoeson.com. This guy seems pretty cool and his website covers topics that I am interested in such as permaculture, programming to include game engine development and web design. The website isn’t perfect and has some broken links but interesting.

Funny enough I have the same Refactoring book pictured on the coding link. Its about the use of existing code.

Game Engine is called Middle Earth Mud and is described as “a multi-user dungeon written in C++, designed to be as flexible for in game building as possible”.
http://theroadgoeson.com/code/project/middle-earth-mud
http://www.me-mud.org/
https://github.com/danielbingham/muddyreality
or
http://theroadgoeson.com/code/project/muddy-reality
http://muddyreality.me-mud.org/index.php
https://github.com/danielbingham/muddyreality

Farm to Fridge is an opensource web based farmers market
http://theroadgoeson.com/code/project/farm-to-fridge
http://www.farmtofridge.net/
https://github.com/danielbingham/FarmToFridge

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Interesting Finds

I found some interesting software on an MIT website today. There were 3 on this page that grabbed my attention.

STARCluster
StarCluster
“StarCluster is an open source cluster-computing toolkit for Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)”. First off I didn’t realize Amazon’s distributed computing could be used like this. Then again I haven’t done much with parallel computing since early days with Beowulf clustering. If that doesn’t give enough of an indication this will, I used to get frustrated with some of the machines I had because they did not have math co-processors and most linux distributions at the time required them.

STARHPC
StarHPC
“StarHPC provides a virtual machine image configured for parallel programming in both OpenMP and OpenMPI technologies.” I love tinkering with custom linux distributions especially on a virtual machine. My first thought is that this would be fun to run on various embedded devices around the house.

STARHydro
StarHydro

“StarHydro is an application for distributed hydrological analysis. It allows the user to delineate watersheds and explore various watershed statistics.” Ok so this is probably my favorite find today. I love data especially when it involves the earth. I can’t wait to see someone make a complete computer model of the earth loaded up with live data fed from sensors all over the world.