Monthly Archives: June 2008

Starting from Scratch – Part 1

About a month ago, someone I met asked me if I could give him C programming lessons. To protect his privacy I won’t talk about him much, besides saying that he is a serious guy and he doesn’t know programming … Continue reading

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Fractal Memory Usage and a Big Number

In a previous post I said I’d talk about 4**(4**(4**4)). First, about the number. I first saw it mentioned in a math lesson back in high-school, when the teacher wanted to demonstrate estimation abilities. He wrote it on the board, … Continue reading

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My Bad Memory, High Load, and Python

About a month ago the new Ubuntu 8.04 was released and I wanted a clean install. I downloaded an image and burned it to a CD. Just before installing, I tried “check CD for defects” and found a few. Turns … Continue reading

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PyKoan – The Logic Game

As you can probably tell, I’m back from my undeclared hiatus. I’ve got lots of stuff to talk about, and I’ll be starting with PyKoan, one small project I’ve been working on lately in my spare time. A few weeks … Continue reading

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