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Who is this TMacD guy anyway?

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Dots, Lines, and Boxes Game
See if you can beat the computer

Dots, Lines, and Boxes Game

Chapel

I work on a parallel programming language called Chapel. It has nothing to do with religion, but people love to make jokes about going to the Chapel.
Here is a blog article by Jonathan Dursi (https://www.dursi.ca/) HPC is dying, and MPI is killing it that is interesting and provides a perspective I share - and it mentions Chapel (I am biased though).
Also, recently another Jonathan Dursi blog article appeared that is of interest to the likes of me: Julia vs. Chapel in that it discusses the pros and cons of both Chapel and Julia (a Chapel competitor).

I was recently interviewed: online interview

Support the University of Minnesota

Support the U of M

Here are the maps from Jim and Tom's 16th bike tour.

Here are the planned maps for Jim and Tom's 17th bike tour to Green Bay.

Some bike tours with my friend Jim
Old guy on a new blue bike: From Spokane, WA to Mercer, PA
[ Tom joins Jim for 3 days riding through Wisconsin (see days 29 - 31) ]
TMacD and Jim's Damn The Headwinds, Full Speed Ahead Tour
[ 2014 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's Opposites Attract Tour
[ 2013 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's Idiots Outside Biking Around Tour
[ 2012 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's 2011 Rockin' B-flat Rust Belt Tour
[ 2011 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's 2009 The Lucky 13 Lakes and Dragon Flies Tour
[ 2009 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's 2008 Ups and Downs Tour
[ 2008 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's 2007 Driftin' through the Driftless Area and Dairy Air
[ 2007 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's 2006 A Tale of Two Bike Tours
[ 2006 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's 2005 Mist the Tornado Tour
[ 2005 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's 2004 Mount Everest D.C. Tour
[ 2004 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's (and Bob's) 2003 Air Conditioned Ride Up North Bike Tour.
[ 2003 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's 2002 Tour de Big Smoke Stack bike ride.
[ 2002 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's 2001 bike ride down the Mississippi River.
[ 2001 Bike Tour ]
TMacD and Jim's 1999 bike ride across the hills of PA
[ 1999 Bike Ride ]
The saga of TMacD and Jim's 1998 bike ride from MPLS to the Porcupine Mts. in the U.P.
[ 1998 Bike Tour ]
The story of TMacD and Jim's 1997 bike ride from PA to Ro-cha-cha, NY.
[ 1997 Bike Tour ]

2016 Biking Statistics

Not quite as early a start as last year. I must be getting old. I've got some catching up to do.

Week Miles Total Avg.
+ week1, 1-Apr: 48 48 48 Check out my tuned up bikes - nice day
+ week2, 8-Arp: 69 117 58 Ride Shakopee via Cedar Ave. Bridge - cool
+ week3, 15-Apr: 119 236 78 Ride to Minnetonka and Eden Prarie
+ week4, 22-Apr: 115 351 87 Ride to Wayzata and to S. St. Paul - beautiful sunny days
+ week5, 29-Apr: 141 492 98 Ride to Gateway Trail - sunny but breezy
+ week6, 6-May: 159 652 108 Ride to Gateway Trail - sunny but breezy
+ week7, 13-May: 114 766 109 Ride bike paths at Baker Park - perfect biking day, Seattle
+ week8, 20-May: 75 841 105 Rainy weekend
+ week9, 27-May: 121 962 106 Road to Eden Prarie, Hopkins, and St. Louis Park, Oralndo
+ week10, 3-Jun: 139 1101 110 Ride around Lake Minnetonka
+ week11, 10-Jun: 152 1253 113 Ride Shakopee via Cedar Ave. Bridge - hot and humid
+ week12, 17-Jun: 113 1366 113 Ride around Lake Minnetonka - hot
+ week13, 24-Jun: 158 1524 117 Ride out to Baker Park - nice cool but widy day
+ week14, 1-Jul: 148 1672 119 Ride to Newport - beautiful day for biking (Dawn)
+ week15, 8-Jul: 155 1827 121 Ride to Baker Park and ride the bike paths - beautiful day
+ week16, 15-Jul: 132 1959 122 Ride to Shakopee - hot humid day
+ week17, 22-Jul: 135 2094 123 Ride around Lake Minnetonka - another hot humid day
+ week18, 29-Jul: 114 2208 122 Ride out to Inver Grove Heights - nice morning
+ week19, 5-Aug: 115 2323 122 Ride to Prior Lake - cool morning
+ week20, 12-Aug: 58 2381 119 Ride to Wayzata - picture perfect day (Jim)
+ week21, 19-Aug: 142 2523 120 Ride to Shakopee - pleasant day
+ week22, 26-Aug: 157 2680 121 Ride a loop around Bloomington - coudy rainy weekend
+ week23, 2-Sep: 162 2842 123 Ride to Prior Lake - beautiful day, light wind
+ week24, 9-Sep: 114 2956 123 Ride to South St. Paul - beautiful morning, SE wind
+ week25, 16-Sep: 290 3246 129 Bike tour from Pittsburgh, PA to Fairfax, VA
+ week26, 23-Sep: 77 3323 127 Ride around Bloomington, HOT
+ week27, 30-Sep: 95 3418 126 Ride to Farmington, south wind
+ week28, 7-Oct: 105 3523 125 Ride across Old Cedar Av bridge and onto Shakopee, nice

Now for some previous raw biking statistics organized by year.

Biking Statistics By Year
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Before you go, you should really look at the Chapel Logo for the Chapel Programming Language:

Here is the Chapel Logo