Older blog entries for haruspex (starting at number 242)

9 Aug 2006 (updated 9 Aug 2006 at 06:43 UTC) »
bi, fzort, I'm not sure why you're so excited about that population count function. If you're going to loop 32 times there are simpler expressions. But there are also non-looping solutions, which actually are clever. (Also see Wikipedia.)
tan, To install the MinGW cross-development system for Win32 on Linux, just emerge mingw (or equivalent).
vicious, put it this way: That might be the last chance you get to sit in a café and doodle, for a while. Enjoy it while you can. :)
19 May 2006 (updated 19 May 2006 at 06:32 UTC) »
titus, when it comes to external filesystem handling not all the points are in Wind'z' favour. For instance, on OS X a WebDAV mount is a first class filesystem, unlike WinXP. You're right that FTP is not one of OS X's supported external filesystems. WebDAV is arguably more useful anyway (especially over https).
28 Apr 2006 (updated 28 Apr 2006 at 00:20 UTC) »
ravidgemole, The idea has long been part of modern systems. See man random , egd, wikipedia on hardware RNG, Yarrow, etc. BSD and OS X even has a library function to seed from /dev/random, sranddev() .
oubiwann, Cory Doctorow also has some good notes of Shirky's talk (that page links both to the 2006 talk and a 2003 one I also found interesting).
17 Mar 2006 (updated 17 Mar 2006 at 02:38 UTC) »

Australia? A civilised democracy? You must be kidding. Web censorship without the support of law: That's life under little Johnny. Read the mea culpa speech you'll never hear at richardneville.com.

12 Mar 2006 (updated 12 Mar 2006 at 22:15 UTC) »
bi, The person who made that post was me: Apologies for attributing froofyjit wrongly -- I've followed up with a correction. Btw I think it is quite a cool thing. I want an excuse to play with it!
e8johan, it's clearly just humorous navel-gazing, nothing to start a jihad over.
pphaneuf - Re: VSS, whether they use it internally or not - I've read that it is often shunned - isn't it rather shocking that they try and sell it to customers? Of course, we could see it as a problem of education or marketing, that greatly superior free alternatives such as Subversion exist...

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