This will be the final post on this blog.
There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.
― Frank Herbert
It is time to move on. The choice is entirely mine although I’ve been influenced by the events of the last month. I have enjoyed writing this blog immensely. The topics and posts reflected the passion I had for my work. Sometimes that passion was directed toward technical matters and sometimes the passion was directed toward how technical matters are managed. I’m fairly sure that my views about how science is managed today led to the events that resulted in terminating the blog.
This blog was solely a vehicle for writing as a habit. This habit of writing was serious because I published the writing regularly and could expect others to read it. It was an aggressive and innovative form of professional development. It has been enriching and educational. I am grateful for the support I had during the period of time that I wrote regularly. Now that the support has been withdrawn, it’s time to stop. I will continue to write, but in another venue and probably focused on life’s other passions. I am passionate about many things in life and now it’s time to write about other things. I may drift back to things scientific, but not like I did here.
To bring things to a close I’m going to list my favorite blog posts from the past four and half years:
- Lessons from the History of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/lessons-from-the-history-of-cfd-computational-fluid-dynamics/
- Weak and Strong Forms for Boundary Conditions https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/weak-and-strong-forms-for-boundary-conditions/
- We have already lost to the Chinese in Supercomputing; Good thing it doesn’t matter https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/we-have-already-lost-to-the-chinese-in-supercomputing-good-thing-it-doesnt-matter/
- 11 Things in Computational Science that Sound Awesome, but are Actually Terrible https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2017/11/24/11-things-in-computational-science-that-sound-awesome-but-are-actually-terrible/
- The benefits of using “primitive variables”The benefits of using “primitive variables” https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/the-benefits-of-using-primitive-variables/
- Hyperviscosity is a Useful and Important Computational Tool https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/hyperviscosity-is-a-useful-and-important-computational-tool/
- Play is essential to happiness, creativity and productivity https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/play-is-essential-to-happiness-creativity-and-productivity/
- The Unfortunate Myth of the Hero Calculation https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2015/12/25/the-unfortunate-myth-of-the-hero-calculation/
- The Clay Prize and The Reality of the Navier-Stokes Equations https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/the-clay-prize-and-the-reality-of-the-navier-stokes-equations/
- Verification and Numerical Analysis are Inseparable https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/verification-and-numerical-analysis-are-inseparable/
- What we still don’t get about numerical error https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/hat-we-still-dont-get-about-numerical-error/
- The Marvelous Magical Median https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/the-marvelous-magical-median/
- HPC is just a tool; Modeling & Simulation is what is Important https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2016/05/04/hpc-is-just-a-tool-modeling-simulation-is-what-is-important/
- A Single Massive Calculation Isn’t Science; it is a tech demo https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/a-single-massive-calculation-isnt-science-its-a-tech-demo/
- Verification and Validation with Uncertainty Quantification is the Scientific Method https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/verification-and-validation-with-uncertainty-quantification-is-the-scientific-method/
- I’m Better When I Don’t Care https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/im-better-when-i-dont-care/
- Why algorithms and modeling Beat Moore’s Law https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/why-algorithms-and-modeling-beat-moores-law/
- Colorful Fluid Dynamics https://wjrider.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/colorful-fluid-dynamics/
I’m sad to see the Regularized Singularity end; it’s been a magnificent chapter in my life, but it’s time to start writing a new one.
Adios Friends, I hope you find me elsewhere.
Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don’t really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Ends are not bad and many ends aren’t really an ending; some things are never-ending.
― C. JoyBell C.