Edit – Compile – Run V1

My first experience with computers and programming at UT was on the CDC (Control Data Corp) Dual Cyber System mainframe in 1981. The class was PEN 310 (I started out as a Petroleum Engineering major). Programs were written in Fortran using punch cards. You had your deck of blank cards, you’d insert them into this […]

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CS 371P #1

This the first in a series of blogs, one per week for my Fall 2011 CS 371p class – for the 15 weeks. We’re to write about our experience in the class, what we like, don’t like, what we learned, anything cool or helpful etc. Two or three paragraphs per week for extra credit. No […]

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Emacs cheat sheet

This is my ~/notes/emacs file, I usually have it in a buffer so I can quickly search it… debug start on osx: open -a /Applications/Emacs.app –args –debug-init save all C-x s C-f Forward one character C-n Next line C-b Back one character C-p Previous line Here are some ways to move around in larger increments: […]

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The skinny on java performance

I always knew from simple observation that java apps were slower than native binaries. But I never saw anything written which admitted it. I haven’t looked in a long time till now. Here it is; From the motherland of Java; As a platform-independent environment, the Java platform can be a bit slower than native code. […]

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Figlet

I think there used to be a program called banner, but that doesn’t seem to be around. I found figlet. __ _ _ _ / _|(_) __ _ | | ___ | |_ | |_ | | / _` || | / _ \| __| | _|| || (_| || || __/| |_ |_| |_| […]

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Cold winter?

Obviously this has been a cold winter for we Austinites. My propane bill in my new house has been shockingly high. So, I did a little noodling to see just how true that is. I found the requisite data here http://www.wunderground.com/ I chose to look at the average temperatures for Dec, Jan and Feb of […]

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