Archive for 2005

30.12.2005: Summary 2005
27.12.2005: Book review: “Monday begins on saturday” by A & B Strugatsky
27.12.2005: Civilization 4
26.12.2005: my defenses have finally broken down
24.12.2005: nostalgic gaming
23.12.2005: Book review: “The virtue of selfishnes” by Ayn Rand
23.12.2005: some regex “best practices”
16.12.2005: Book review: “A Russian novel” by Meir Shalev
13.12.2005: banks vs. private brokers
09.12.2005: Book review: “Touching the void” by Joe Simpson
09.12.2005: Book review: “Moon palace” by Paul Auster
04.12.2005: perl master, C++ slave, bound for serial port programming
29.11.2005: Book review: “Contact” by Carl Sagan
28.11.2005: use[less] keys on the keyboard
27.11.2005: Book review: “The blind watchmaker” by Richard Dawkins
22.11.2005: when bit endianness matters
18.11.2005: Book review: “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden
18.11.2005: understanding web programming & design with PHP / XML / XSLT
18.11.2005: annoying tool problems at work
14.11.2005: Book review: “A pale blue dot” by Carl Sagan
13.11.2005: Book review: “A balcony in Nepal” by Sally Olds
09.11.2005: burning out of techies
07.11.2005: Book review: “Phra Farang” by Phra Peter Pannapadipo
06.11.2005: Book review: “A fire upon the deep” by Vernor Vinge
05.11.2005: Book review: “We the living” by Ayn Rand
04.11.2005: vacation log
31.10.2005: back to life back to reality
29.09.2005: vacation !!
29.09.2005: Book review: “The three musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas
26.09.2005: Book review: “Brain Building” by Marilyn Vos Savant
23.09.2005: using PAR to create a custom “hosted” Perl environment
19.09.2005: Book review: “Embedded Microprocessor Systems” by S. Ball
19.09.2005: first real fuel-cell application
14.09.2005: the joys of embedded hacking
05.09.2005: continuous improvment, or “my old code sucks”
04.09.2005: Cool hack: creating custom subroutines on-the-fly in Perl
02.09.2005: becoming unhappy with use.perl.org
02.09.2005: Book review: “To Kill a Mockingbird ” by Harper Lee
26.08.2005: Book review: “The demon haunted world” by Carl Sagan
20.08.2005: Widow of Texas man who died after taking drug awarded $253m
19.08.2005: an acquaintance with COM
12.08.2005: origin of the term “Lesbian”
12.08.2005: Bought the tickets for our vacation !
11.08.2005: eclipse
09.08.2005: Book review: “The sum of all fears” by Tom Clancy
09.08.2005: creationism in US schools
07.08.2005: Book review: “Designing embedded hardware” by John Catsoulis
29.07.2005: Book review: “Selected works of Alexander S. Pushkin”
23.07.2005: how I read ebooks on a Palm
22.07.2005: problems with recent changes of use.perl !
22.07.2005: Book review: “Los caminos de Mitan” by Luis G Prado
15.07.2005: Qt guidelenes for API design
15.07.2005: Book review: “Shadows of forgotten ancestors” by Carl Sagan
12.07.2005: million, billion, milliard
12.07.2005: Book review: “Yo Robot” by Isaac Asimov
10.07.2005: more XML: XPath, XSLT
08.07.2005: some thoughts on XML (XmlWriter and DOM)
03.07.2005: china, pebble bed nuclear reactors and hydrogen
01.07.2005: nice quote on immortality
01.07.2005: Book review; “NLP: the new technology” by NLP Comprehensive
29.06.2005: some crypto work
26.06.2005: # of rows limitation in Excel
26.06.2005: evolution and BMI, or why slim is attractive
24.06.2005: Simple math optimization problem
23.06.2005: Book review: “Perl 6 and Parrot essentials, 2nd edition”
19.06.2005: Book review: “AI for Game Developers” By D. Bourg, G. Seeman
18.06.2005: Book review: “Master and Margarita” by M. Bulgakov
17.06.2005: hiking boots
13.06.2005: Book review: “The pocket guide to Thailand” by Berlitz
12.06.2005: lessons from PAIP
11.06.2005: saint spur !
11.06.2005: meaningful MD5 collisions !!
10.06.2005: lesson for today: caveat in C++ line-reading
10.06.2005: lost “lost”
09.06.2005: Book review: “Anthem” by Ayn Rand
05.06.2005: Book review: “Dragons of Eden” by Carl Sagan
03.06.2005: Book review: “Fundacion” by Isaac Asimov
02.06.2005: Book review: “Around the world in 80 days” by Jules Verne
01.06.2005: PIC compiler bugs…
31.05.2005: Skype
29.05.2005: getting to some real PIC programming
27.05.2005: Book review: “Mastering algorithms with Perl”
23.05.2005: Book review: “Effective Perl” by J.N. Hall and R. Schwartz
16.05.2005: perls w/o strict
15.05.2005: Book review: “The double helix” by James Watson
13.05.2005: exceptions vs. error codes
12.05.2005: Book review: “The hunt for Red October” by Tom Clancy
10.05.2005: Ethernet, or things I never thought I’ll do
08.05.2005: Maccabi Tel Aviv European champions ’05 !!
06.05.2005: Problem logging into use.perl ?
05.05.2005: quantum cryptography
05.05.2005: Book review: “Chess skill in man and machine” by Peter Frey
04.05.2005: random: elevators, vacum cleaners, books
04.05.2005: Book review: “Der falsche Nero” by Lion Feuchtwanger
01.05.2005: stuff: acrobat, wikipedia, ethernet
29.04.2005: Book review: “Aventuras de Arthur Gordon Pym” by E.A. Poe
28.04.2005: quotas on foreign developers
27.04.2005: Book review: “War of the worlds” by H.G. Wells
27.04.2005: pdf GOOD, adobe BAD
26.04.2005: smoke tests
24.04.2005: Book review: “Cosmos” by Carl Sagan
23.04.2005: reading russian books on the palm – check
22.04.2005: my Palm era begins
17.04.2005: random call for help, disabled users
17.04.2005: more on Palm (Tungsten E) – mp3, security
15.04.2005: Palm, ebook reading and annoying sellers
15.04.2005: Book review: “Spanish ballad” by Lion Feuchtwanger
12.04.2005: emacs is hard
09.04.2005: Book review: “The Moral Animal” by Robert Wright
08.04.2005: C -> Parrot compiler
30.03.2005: back to lisp fiddling
29.03.2005: application of combinations
25.03.2005: Book review: “Mysterious Island” by Jules Verne
22.03.2005: c++ woes: std:: and unwanted warnings
22.03.2005: Book review: “Harry Potter y la camara secreta”
21.03.2005: maintenance programming
21.03.2005: Book review: “Masters of Doom” by David Kushner
20.03.2005: Book review: “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel
18.03.2005: castaways, jules verne and many books
15.03.2005: pi-day
14.03.2005: Book review: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand
13.03.2005: high american wages and outsourcing
11.03.2005: Paul Graham’s new article “how to start a startup”
08.03.2005: Book review: “Expert C Programming” by Peter van der Linden
04.03.2005: splitting MP3 files
03.03.2005: Book review: “Perl Medic” by Peter J. Scott
03.03.2005: did I finally “grok” Test:: ?
23.02.2005: interesting problem: buffered text view widget
22.02.2005: M$ patent claim on IsNot
20.02.2005: MIX implementation in Perl completed !
20.02.2005: life by Yudkowsky: transhumanism, singularity
18.02.2005: Book review: “How to win friends and influence people”
17.02.2005: Book review: “The pragmatic programmer” by Hunt and Thomas
14.02.2005: meaningful journal entry names
11.02.2005: Joel’s 12 steps for better code
09.02.2005: AoHoHoAoA
08.02.2005: Book review: “A walk to remember” by Nicholas Sparks
07.02.2005: convergence of small electronic devices
06.02.2005: Book review: “Feeling good” by David Burns
06.02.2005: weather-induced bugs
04.02.2005: out of fuel !
03.02.2005: refactoring
03.02.2005: new manager at work
01.02.2005: true cross-platform compatibility of Qt
30.01.2005: Book review: “Digital Fortress” by Dan Brown
30.01.2005: microchip PIC
28.01.2005: Book review: “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo
27.01.2005: Book review: “Complete digital design” by Mark Balch
25.01.2005: “Stone soup” or guerilla prototypes
22.01.2005: paradigm shift – parallel computing ?
21.01.2005: Book review: “Eugene Onegin” by A.S. Pushkin
21.01.2005: mathematical musing
19.01.2005: bin2dec for huge numbers
18.01.2005: using a cache to speed-up code
14.01.2005: more on Qt and on coding frenzies
14.01.2005: Book review: “Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal”
09.01.2005: Book review: “C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3″
02.01.2005: Qt – first impressions