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Finding Alpha Users

Today I created two parallel domains to test out ways of driving new users to Noodlix. Both domains feature a simple landing page that is suitable for advertising. Users can read a brief synopsis of what the service aims to … Continue reading

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Global Development Capacity

I’ve been experimenting¬†recently on building tools to help programmers coordinate effort in new ways. While thinking about my core design problems this evening, I decided to calculate a rough estimate of the world’s development capacity in terms of raw source … Continue reading

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Quick Pronunciation Guide for Base 256

Here’s a pronunciation guide for base 256 that I came up with during a Computer Science lecture circa 2002. Definitions Starting Consonants { b, g, h, j, k, l, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, y, z } … Continue reading

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Amblyopia Tetris

News of an ‘Amblyopia Tetris’ game hit the media a few months ago. Since then I’ve kicked around the idea of making a version of it in JavaScript. Today I ran across a baseline implementation of Tetris, so I went … Continue reading

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Processor Basics

I ran across a post today that begged for a couple of answers. The Question What I don’t understand is why there’s such reluctance towards making the die bigger. I understand the benefits of making the process smaller, but there … Continue reading

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iGoWin

iGoWin 1.0 needed some TLC for install and help. Continue reading

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Serving the Past Future

I added a link to the Time Traveler Convention on my notes a while back.¬† Figured I’d propagate it here too. Original Link: Time Traveler Convention The Time Traveler Convention May 7, 2005, 10:00pm EDT (08 May 2005 02:00:00 UTC) … Continue reading

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Analogs and Parallels

I’ve been reading a book titled Dreaming in Code recently, which is a rather extensive case study of the development of an open-source project named Chandler. Many of the lessons and references to programming in general have hit home with … Continue reading

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Code Mountain

I came up with an idea this afternoon for a source code visualizer for Enterprise solutions. Basically it would provide a source code cloud built from files and their dependencies. Each cloud would be a logical block (function, if-statement, loop, … Continue reading

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Airspeed Velocity of an Un-Laden Swallow

European: 24 mph http://www.style.org/unladenswallow/ Megan (one of my co-workers) was repeating Monty Python lines this afternoon. Figured I’d dig up a proof of the airspeed velocity of an un-laden swallow from Google.

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