Category: programming

6.S184 0

6.S184

Chris and I were both a bit concerned a couple of years ago when MIT announced that 6.001 was changing from Scheme to Python. Luckily Alex Vandiver has been keeping the SICP flame alive...

Metropolis 0

Metropolis

We went to see Alloy Orchestra perform their score at a screening of Metropolis last night. Wow! It was amazing! We were in the second row and could look down into the pit to...

Heroku for Java 0

Heroku for Java

I know, when you think Heroku, you think Ruby. But they do support other languages. And they’ve just added their 4th. It’s a new language called Java. No, that’s not quite right, is it?...

UCSD Pascal 0

UCSD Pascal

This month’s IEEE Spectrum has a cute article about UCSD Pascal and how it influenced Java. I used UCSD Pascal at my first job out of college. We were doing stress analysis with ADLPipe...

10000 Things 0

10000 Things

For graduation season, Christa Lopes posted a list of 10000 (binary) things that every CS major should have done before graduating. It starts with 0000 (buy your own domain name), and ends with 1111...

Top/Bottom C++ 0

Top/Bottom C++

As someone who has spent an awful lot of time wrangling really large C++ codebases, I really enjoyed John D. Cook’s recent blog post Why do C++ folks make things so complicated?. I think...

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Collatz Conjecture

Is this sequence familiar to you? 1, 2, 8, 3, 6, 9, 17, 4, 20, 7, 15, 10, 10, … It’s called A008908 in the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. You probably encountered in...

Processing in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace 0

Processing in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace

I’ve been doing some more processing recently just for fun. Over the weekend I started to make the game i’ve embedded below. I made using Studio Sketchpad so I could edit it from multiple...

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Getting Started with Renderscript

The big reason I got the Xoom the other day was so that I could try out Renderscript. I finally got some time to sit down and mess around with it. It’s pretty nice....

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Honeycomb

I recently got a Xoom to do some hacking around with Honeycomb. I just got Motorola’s drivers installed and got hooked up to it with DDMS. Here’s a screen capture of the RGB Cube...