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Udacity :: CS 262 - Programming Languages: A Web Browser

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I have recently found Udacity an online "university"-like site offering some online courses. I found the site via the Peter Norvig's...
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Fun with Boost::proto

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So I am working on a theoretical blog post on expressions based upon some of the little nuances that I have learned over the last week. Some neat stuff. In my research I came upon a neat little series of articles called "Expressive C++" by Eric Niebler...
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FLTK 1.3.0 in VS2010: Setup

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These instructions are for setting up FLTK v1.3.0 in VS2010.

I am using VS2010 Express SP1.

Warning: FLTK's interaction with VS seems to change pretty quickly between versions so if you are using a different version of FLTK I would imagine that the instructions will be slightly different.

Step 1: Download FLTK v1.3.0. ...
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Commodore 64 is BACK!

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Commodore USA has released a modern replica of the classic Commodore 64 with state of the art internals!

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It is being shipped with Ubuntu but is compatible with Windows if you choose. Its just a modern PC in a C64 shell. Although the plan seems to be to also provide a classic C64 emulator (although it seems that it is not done yet as...
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CHDK: Programming Photography II

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<p>This is a little test of time lapse photography using CHDK to take the pictures and ffmpeg to put together the video.</p>
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="225" data=""...
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Beginner Series: Finite State Machine

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Lets take a common little riddle and encode it into a little game.

The Fox, then Chicken, and Grain...
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CHDK: Programming Photography

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It is easy to get frustrated with affordable point-and-shoot cameras that lack manual controls. It can get even more frustrating when one has to hack together electronics and web-cams to do things like time-lapse photography. I have found a inexpensive way to combine my love of programming with my photographic hobby.

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Beginner Series: Lookup Table

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Lookup Tables

a very common pattern in programming is converting a number into some enumerated string. Like converting 1 into January, 2 into February etc. -- these kinds of problems are often done with switch statements like so:

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ios_base::xalloc and iostream

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Over the years I have written a few stream manipulators and one thing that has kind of confounded me is a way to save persistent information for each stream. Well today I found a way.

Lets take a really simple example. You would like to add line numbers your output lines. Simple enough to do with a static variable and a manipulator:

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Mandelbrot Song (Jonathan Coulton)

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Benoit Mandelbrot passed away on October 14th of 2010. Somehow I had missed the news of his passing. Today I was attracted to an article on Big Think because "Mandelbrot" was in the title. The first line stopped me cold.

Although I was introduced to fractals by James Gleick's "...

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