Category Archives: technology

Stanford Screen Saver

My computer has finished processing it’s first Work Unit of the “Stanford Alzheimer and Amyloidogenic Disease Research Program” screen saver. It works like the SETI@home sceen saver, using the power of many otherwise idle processors to get some real work done. While the Alzheimer screen saver is not quite as cool at the SETI one, I thought the cause was better so I switched.
Another, hopefully unrelated, thing that my computer is doing: It’s getting hot. I think the fan might be broken or something, because a couple days ago you could barely touch it due to the heat. It seems to be cool now though.