Monthly Archives: August 2007
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The always-worth-reading Rands on laptops in meetings The solution here is simple. If you’re in a meeting where you have no role such that you’re tempted to stare at your laptop: stop going. If you’re running a meeting infested with laptops and, after repeated gentle reminders about your no-laptop policy, there are still laptops: remove […]
Oh my. I thought this was a joke when I started getting the email about it….
My money is on the winners from the Silverlake regional to take it all.
I read an OnLamp article today called A Beautiful Regex Matcher… In Haskell. Interesting little piece of code, but there was a (silly little) bug in it. This struck me as a fine opportunity to figure out how HUnit — one of Haskell’s unit testing frameworks — works. Here’s what I came up with: import […]
From the What’s New in Python 2.6 page: A new data type in the collections module: NamedTuple(typename, fieldnames) is a factory function that creates subclasses of the standard tuple whose fields are accessible by name as well as index. For example: var_type = collections.NamedTuple(‘variable’, ‘id name type size’) var = var_type(1, ‘frequency’, ‘int’, 4) print […]
A quote on the Wikipedia page for Fermat’s last therom made me chuckle: Fermat’s last theorem is one of the most famous theorems in the history of mathematics, familiar to nigh every mathematician, and had achieved a recognizable status in popular culture prior to its proof. You’ll not find copy like this in Britannica, that’s […]
gamblers all sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside remembering all the times you’ve felt that way, and you walk to the bathroom, do your toilet, see that face in the mirror, oh my oh my oh my, but you […]
This is, without question, the best/worst article on copylefted software that I’ve ever read. â€œThe expectation of most people running a hedge fund is that their programmers are writing 100% original code, and in most cases thatâ€™s probably true,â€ attorney Bert Wells of the law firm Covington & Burling told Lipper HedgeWorld, but adding that […]
I’m sure that when you all got your latest issue of Optics Express you were as taken aback by An Optical Solution For The Traveling Salesman Problem as I was. We introduce an optical method based on white light interferometry in order to solve the well-known NPâ€“complete traveling salesman problem. To our knowledge it is […]