Author Archives: David Terrell

Eamus Catuli

I know I rarely post about sports anymore, but I feel it necessary to throw in a shout out to the Cubs. With the Mets out of it, there’s no reason we can’t zero out a few more numbers… AC … Continue reading

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Play the XKCD game

When I’m bored, I sometimes play a game on xkcd. You just keep clicking random. You win if you get one that you’ve already seen in the same session. You lose if you get one that’s not funny. I like … Continue reading

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C++ is the spawn of satan

however, this does work: #include <iostream> template<int size> struct ptrsize { }; template<> struct ptrsize<4> { typedef int int_t; typedef unsigned int uint_t; }; template<> struct ptrsize<8> { typedef long long int_t; typedef unsigned long long uint_t; }; typedef ptrsize<sizeof(void*)>::int_t … Continue reading

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Relying on others

Phil Wilson and Hugh Winkler discuss the pitfalls and potential solutions to using someone else’s 269 feed personal aggregator in their subscription list. If you look carefully, you’ll notice they mentioned this last week. That’s because when I hit Phil’s … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Raymond Chen: Whenever there is a coordination problem, someone says, ‘Hey, let’s create a process.’ Now you have two coordination problems.

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shell split

Dannyman sez: # octects oct1=`echo $subnet | awk -F . ‘{print $1}’` oct2=`echo $subnet | awk -F . ‘{print $2}’` oct3=`echo $subnet | awk -F . ‘{print $3}’` oct4=`echo $subnet | awk -F . ‘{print $4}’` Later, when reviewing my … Continue reading

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A Day, In Pictures

Gabby was great. Rebecca was great. Theo was great. I got a phone call at work from Rebecca, that she was at the ER and Theo was at the downstairs neighbor’s. Other than a slight possibility of a lack of … Continue reading

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Erlang wish list

WSGI. I don’t want an apache replacement, or at least have to bootstrap one just to write a webapp. I’d much rather have something very simple and callback based to handle requests and output dynamic data (and push static data … Continue reading

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for loops in erlang

For loops in Erlang: for(Max, Max, F) -gt; [F(Max)]; for(I, Max, F) -gt; [F(I)|for(I+1, Max, F)]. My I suggest instead either: lists:each(lists:seq(Min, Max), F). or: for(I, Max, F) when I <= Max ->   for_impl(I, Max, F, []). for_impl(Max, Max, F, … Continue reading

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Looking for a career?

If you’re college age, technically and mathematically inclined, and detail oriented… I suggest Civil Engineering.

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