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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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My SDL environment

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I have been playing with SDL lately and having fun with graphics programming. Now I have played with SDL in the past and always had at least a little difficulty getting up and running and so I though I would describe my current setup since it was really easy.

The key to my new found happiness was finding Stephan T. Lavavej's ...
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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>
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Vi Hart and the teaching of Mathematics

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For those of you who are not "in the know" there are a set of Mathematical Doodling videos circulating Facebook and blogs (thus) by a self proclaimed Recreational Mathematician Vi Hart.

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Christmas Book Drive goes *Viral*

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Do you know those Christmas Hyundai Commercials -- well the band from the commercials (pomplamoose) made their new Christmas album available for free to anyone who donated a book to the Richmond Book Drive which has an Amazon Wish List...
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Baby Names

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As none of you probably know I am going to be a father.

One our responsibilities is to name the child (paperwork). Going into this I was unaware of the complexities of naming a child. Ultimately coding conventions must be followed!

The "Rules" (as they have been explained to me):

#1 Kids are cruel -- ...
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Thinking outside the box: NOT!

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So here I was faced with a problem. A file on my laptop that needed to be on the computer next to me.

My plan had been to purchase a little jump drive to transfer the files. Easy.

However, due to unfamiliar surroundings and a tendency to procrastinate I didn't have the jump drive when I needed it.

Options (that came to mind):
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Engineers Rant

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One often hears engineering students dismiss some subject with a statement such as, "I don't care about X, I'm an engineer."

X is normally the theory behind something. As a mathematics student I was often slightly offended at their dismissal of mathematics, as a CS student I often wondered what they planned on engineering where...
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Memetics: Living in the machine

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Memetics: Living in the machine

Topics: An Ether or Medium in which evolution takes place. Are humans the medium of memes, are "ideas" evolving? Humans as cells or cogs in a larger organism/machine -- just a matter of perspective. metamemes/supermemes and connotation, good/evil. Media and the spread of ideas -- serial killers, high...

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