[Beowulf] Beowulf SysAdmin Job Description

Nicholas M Glykos glykos at mbg.duth.gr
Thu May 7 12:55:54 PDT 2009

> Too many Ph.D persons (in fields other than Computer Science) assume
> that any sort of computer work is something they could do in their
> spare time, if they just took the time.

Taking your point to its diametrically opposite extreme, I have repeatedly 
been told that I should stop writing code because there is no way that the 
code I manage to write could possibly compete with what a professional 
programmer could have written. They are, of course, absolutely right. 
Still, I would not trade the fun (and concurrent training) of solving my 
problems in my way with even the most highly optimised, readable and 
absolutely professional pieces of code.

My twopence,


          Dr Nicholas M. Glykos, Department of Molecular Biology
     and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus,
  Dragana, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece, Tel/Fax (office) +302551030620,
    Ext.77620, Tel (lab) +302551030615, http://utopia.duth.gr/~glykos/

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