Geek Excitement

Ok, I know I’m too much of a geek for my own good, but this open course about Problem Solving on Large Scale Clusters looked pretty interesting, until I saw the description for Lab 3, at which point it became too interesting:

Lab 3. The Goal — Implement PageRank, turn Wikipedia into a giant graph, run PageRank on said graph, run it several more times (ideally until the values converge), return (in a humanly parseable sort of way) the PageRank of all the articles.

Finally – an open computer science course I’m really going to work through!