Finally saw suits season 3 episode I. Damn, I have waited for such a loooong time. This is the only episode probably after 'prison break' that has got me addicted to it. I just hope, harvey specter sets his record straight with the case he is got. On the other hand, its nice to see characters from Games of Thrones showing up. Varys and Catelyn stark take the episode to whole new level. Adding cherry on top of it, Harvey`s mentor is back and this time he is on the other side. More importantly, Mark finds out something about Jessica which seems a decent leverage, in case Jessica sandbags him. Whuff.. there are soo many events to unfold. Only time (obviously the editor knows the story...) can tell how this goes!
This is the first series of my expereince with openmp. Its been such a long time since I have used openMp (college days .. !) Now when I look at those programs everything looks alien to me. Not that I commented my code ;) But I have just lost touch with it. Time to freshen things up.
I intend to write these in series to help other programmers like me. Also eventually I would like to wrap most of my programs with Python so you can completely avoid issues of GIL and use OpenMP.
So what is OpenMP ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenMP (Read this, very helpfull )
The following is a very simple snippet on how to use OpenMP. Anything you need to parallelize goes under #pragma omp parallel. Thats it!
Shared Memory Programming using OpenMp. This video is very informative.
Next, I will try to wrap this with Python programs and lets see how that goes...
Recently I happen to see the most visited websites listed by Times. And a site named Coffitivity.com caught my eye. First thought that comes to my mind is, are they sharing some tips on how to prepare your coffee so that you are super productive ? or how will you consume it to become one. Anyways, when I happen to enter the site, it totally awestruck me... Why ?
It is a site which generates Ambient Noise . Wait a sec , What the hell is that ? Basically its the noise at the background. The very same irritating noise , when you are seriously coding in plane and your fellow passengers are joking on some crappy stuff. The very same commotion in the background your colleagues in your firm make in the name of stand-up discussions. On further checking the site, I found their whole concept was based on a research paper posted in here. It basically claims that a medium (50 db) ambient noise can actually enhance your creativity and will be conducive for buying innovating products. I have no freaking idea on how they came into that conclusion.
But, this strikes a wonderful thought in my mind and i.e when we are working (assuming to be typical work guy) , are we concerned about how creative we are or how productive we are ? Everyday I clock into my office cubicle and list out the various tasks I need to accomplish by EOD and try to finish them in smartest and fastest way and by that I mean, with minimal effort and maximum results. The only way I can achieve that , is to be in the best comfortable environment I can be in( which by no means tolerates noise). And for me it is my music being played at background. Sometimes, when I m totally into something, I don't even realize, which soundtrack is being played. In such circumstances will surrounding myself with Ambient Noise help me ? I highly doubt that.