13 Dec 2001 welisc   » (Journeyer)

pphaneuf reports that the physicists he works with don't seem to understand how to use MPI efficiently or why passing around gigabyte-sized structures instead of pointers is a bad idea. They might be confused by the difference between Fortran's call-by-reference convention and C's call-by-value convention. In any case, this is the kind of really basic stuff that scientists who program should know.

Made my first foray into the world of GUIs with a Tcl script to build an interface to MolScript that partially automates the tedious cycle of writing a script, feeding it to MolScript and then reloading the image file. It's really nothing more than a glorified text editor but it does the job.

Installed Mozilla 0.9.6. It seems that they fixed the problem that resulted in a crash when using the Back button to move backwards within www.oreillynet.com. It still doesn't display the bookmarklet link on the Blogger Settings page.

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