Older blog entries for sness (starting at number 4117)

plymouth - Plymouth graphical boot system.

plymouth - Plymouth graphical boot system.: "plymouth - graphical boot animation and logger

Plymouth is an application that runs very early in the boot process
(even before the root filesystem is mounted!) that provides a graphical
boot animation while the boot process happens in the background.

It is designed to work on systems with DRM modesetting drivers. The idea
is that early on in the boot process the native mode for the computer is
set, plymouth uses that mode, and that mode stays throughout the entire
boot process up to and after X starts. Ideally, the goal is to get rid
of all flicker during startup."

'via Blog this'

Syndicated 2012-04-05 18:30:00 from sness

Rails isn't for beginners - Rake Routes

Rails isn't for beginners - Rake Routes: "With Rails, you get decisions made for every one of those questions. That’s what it’s for. Rails wasn’t created to make things so easy even an absolute beginner could code it. It was created to make lots of decisions out of the box so you could get to the fun part of building web applications right away. That’s the meaning of “convention over configuration”. Even better, none of the conventions are set in stone."

'via Blog this'

Syndicated 2012-04-05 16:04:00 from sness

Embedded in Academia : 57 Small Programs that Crash Compilers

Embedded in Academia : 57 Small Programs that Crash Compilers: "C17 : Crashes GCC 3.2.0 at -O2:


union U1 {
  int f0;
  char f1
};
void
fn1 (union U1 p1) {
  p1.f1 = 0;
  for (; p1.f1;) {
  }
}"

'via Blog this'

Syndicated 2012-04-05 16:03:00 from sness

What are the prerequisites for learning Go? - Google Groups

What are the prerequisites for learning Go? - Google Groups: "Go, the language, is definitely simpler than Python, the language. It
is true, though, that you can teach a small subset of Python faster
than you can teach the whole Go language."

'via Blog this'

Syndicated 2012-04-05 16:02:00 from sness

How Not To Sort By Average Rating

How Not To Sort By Average Rating: "CORRECT SOLUTION: Score = Lower bound of Wilson score confidence interval for a Bernoulli parameter

Say what: We need to balance the proportion of positive ratings with the uncertainty of a small number of observations. Fortunately, the math for this was worked out in 1927 by Edwin B. Wilson. What we want to ask is: Given the ratings I have, there is a 95% chance that the "real" fraction of positive ratings is at least what? Wilson gives the answer. Considering only positive and negative ratings (i.e. not a 5-star scale), the lower bound on the proportion of positive ratings is given by:"

'via Blog this'

Syndicated 2012-04-05 16:02:00 from sness

google-styleguide - Style guides for Google-originated open-source projects - Google Project Hosting

google-styleguide - Style guides for Google-originated open-source projects - Google Project Hosting: "Every major open-source project has its own style guide: a set of conventions (sometimes arbitrary) about how to write code for that project. It is much easier to understand a large codebase when all the code in it is in a consistent style.

“Style” covers a lot of ground, from “use camelCase for variable names” to “never use global variables” to “never use exceptions.” This project holds the style guidelines we use for Google code. If you are modifying a project that originated at Google, you may be pointed to this page to see the style guides that apply to that project."

'via Blog this'

Syndicated 2012-04-05 16:02:00 from sness

The Joy of Tech comic... because somebody has to make fun of our new computer overlords.

The Joy of Tech comic... because somebody has to make fun of our new computer overlords.:


Syndicated 2012-04-05 15:58:00 from sness

'via Blog this'


O U T P U T S
PHD
DISSERTATION
Gurevich, M. (2006). Computational Acoustic Modeling of Cetacean
Vocalizations. Stanford University.
Advisor: Jonathan Berger
Committee Members: Chris Chafe, Julius Smith
Examiners: Bill Verplank, Paul DeMarinis, Mark Applebau

Syndicated 2012-04-05 00:28:00 from sness

Computer synthesis of bird songs and calls | Sound and Music Computing

Computer synthesis of bird songs and calls | Sound and Music Computing: "Home » Biblio
Computer synthesis of bird songs and calls
Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 17:58
Publication Type:
Conference Paper
Authors:
Kahrs, M.; Avanzini, F.
Source:
Limerick, Ireland, p.23-27 (2001)
URL:
PAPERS/NeedHomepage.txt"

'via Blog this'

Syndicated 2012-04-04 23:30:00 from sness

4108 older entries...

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!