Grep is a tool for Unix-like operating systems that performs searching within files. It’s also a great tool for many word puzzles.
I have been writing C and C++ code for many a decade. I sometimes run across new things, typically in the form of additions to the language. These include things like new libraries like Boost, the addition/standardization of STL, and most recently C++11 with its cool stuff like auto pointers. It is a very rare … Continue reading On pointers and references
After staring at a cat toy for a few minutes, piecing out the geometry, I realized that this would make a great instructional design for an introduction to 3D CAD modeling using simple geometric shapes and boolean transforms.
Last night I went to a belated Winter Solstice party. It’s a yearly thing with a fun mix of people and a very particular gift-giving tradition. You are required (or, at least, highly encouraged) to bring something from your life as a gift. It’s not exactly “white elephant,” but something more symbolic. What you bring … Continue reading From atoms to bytes and back again
Long-time readers of this journal may know that my wife is a fashion designer. She has fashion designer friends and as such, we occasionally get invited to fashion shows. Last night was one such event. Although I often feel a little out of my element at fashion shows, I take it in stride and always … Continue reading In which I try not to feel creechy while looking at girls in their underwear
I have this little site I run, StackOverflow.org, which is primarily two things. First, it is a cache of lots of different technical documents all over the internet that I find myself referring to frequently: RFC specifications, language and library references, ASCII charts, and whatnot. Secondly, it holds a Wiki that contains a bunch of … Continue reading StackOverflow Gets a Facelift
I picked up a copy of Anathem about two weeks ago. It’s a great book but is very, very, very slow going. I am told it is easier to read than his previous trilogy, the Baroque Cycle. I kind of believe it because I never really made it past chapter 1 of the first book. … Continue reading Anathem & other great books I’m not reading
Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal. To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2002/01/I had a few random thoughts arise today… Will the paycheck I deposited last week ever clear? Will the corporate bureaucracy … Continue reading Stuph
Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal. To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2001/09/Did I ever mention how cool Audio Galaxy is? I have music before it has been released. HOW COOL IS THAT?!?! … Continue reading Audio Galaxy kicks ass!