Monthly Archives: November 2003

Making an Impact

Wanna be the center of attention when you’re travelling this holiday season? (A version of this is available for sale here. I don’t know who did it first). Usual disclaimers: If you wanna shoot the messenger, consult a copy of … Continue reading

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Holiday Spam Count

Recipe for a (nearly) spam-free Thanksgiving: Configure Eudora to drag down mail every hour or so and delete the spam, leaving the rest on the server. This makes web-based mail usable (only 40-50 bogus messages leaked through). Final count: 850 … Continue reading

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HP Calculator Comeback?

Hewlett-Packard layed off the last remnants of their calculator division nearly two years ago. Hola, but news has it that they are bringing out a new version of the HP48. Here is the museum of HP calculators. When I was … Continue reading

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MTS (Memo To Self)

Have an ice-scraper handy. Teflon tape (used in plumbing joints) can be used to ease the threading of cable through tight spots. Properly applied gum can stop an elevator door from closing. People ignorant of LISP are doomed to repeat … Continue reading

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M and S

This was slashdotted, but it’s too good to pass up. The County of Los Angeles purchasing department has decided to ban the phrase “Master/Slave” because of the phrase’s lack of “cultural diversity and sensitivity.” This is stupid enough that even … Continue reading

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HPC at Sun

A neat little overview of HPC at Sun. (HPC = High Performance Computing). Cell phone makers have been measuring operations in interesting units for years. One company I consulted for knew how many electrons an Add operation took. I knew … Continue reading

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Zero to sixty in…

Scheme, from + to call-cc in one web page. Nice piece of exposition…

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Keywrods

Keywords that I wish C / C++ had, because I mis-spell the official ones so often. beak. Kind of like break, except more so. It should let you break out of the loop that you’ve (bwa ha ha) stuck a … Continue reading

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Horrible fate

SCO might be eaten by its own lawyers. How horrible. Not horrible enough, tho

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Binary Translation

Some good links on binary translation. I don’t know what kind of machines we’ll be running thirty years from now, but I’m pretty sure there will be emulators for today’s boxes.

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