TMacD

Welcome to TMacD's Public Homepage

Never practice moderation to excess.

Who is this TMacD guy anyway?

Learn more Here.

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

Dots, Lines, and Boxes Game

See Jim and Tom's Geezer Tour from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh

Tour de Pittsburgh

Minneapolis Skyway System

Last year I created a web page about the Minneapolis Skyway System. It's both factual and opinionated. Perhaps you will find it interesting.

http://tmacd.com/skyway

Here are some random pictures I took: pics

Chapel

I am retired now but my most recent work involved 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 interviewed about Chapel just before I retired: online interview

Support the University of Minnesota

Support the U of M

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

Some bike tours with my friend Jim
Tour de Pittsburgh
[ 2019 Bike Tour]
Superior Riding, It Is What It Is
[ 2018 Bike Tour]
TMacD and Jim's Climbing Hills, Popping Pills, Cheap Thrills, and No Spills Tour
[ 2017 Bike Tour]
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 ]

2020 Biking Statistics

Completed the first ride of the 2020 season on 8-March-2020. I bought a new Trek Domane SL-5 OCLV carbon fiber bicycle in February. My beloved Bianchi San Lorenzo developed a crack in the frame and I had to junk it. *tear in eye* I've completed all the steps of grief and loss and arrived at acceptance. It's nice to be thinking about riding again. Now we are in the COVID-19 crisis and biking seems like a good way to get outside but not have to worry about being around other people that might be infected.

Week Miles Total Avg.
+ week1, 7-Mar: 24 24 24 Ride to State Fair Grounds, Temps near 60, very sunny and very windy
+ week2, 14-Mar: 40 64 32 Ride to Minnehaha Falls, still cool Spring weather
+ week3, 21-Mar: 75 139 44 Ride to North St. Paul, sunny and warmer

Now for some previous raw biking statistics organized by year.

Biking Statistics By Year
2019 2018 2017 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