Author: Mike Garrity

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...

Instant Mix 0

Instant Mix

We’ve been using Google Music for a couple of weeks now. There’s a lot to like about it. We’ve got more than 50MB of music in it. The UI is responsive and easy to...

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Fireflies

Today was a beautiful June day in Lexington. Chris and I went out to dinner and sat on the patio at Lexx. When we came home, we found that our yard was full of...

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Foveon Sensors and Autochromes

You may have heard about Sigma’s newly released high-end camera called the SD1. If so, what you probably heard about was the price tag. A list price of $9,700 seems pretty high, but there’s...

Peter Diamond 0

Peter Diamond

Just in case you needed any more examples of how broken our government has become, Peter Diamond just withdrew his nomination to the Fed. Richard Shelby claimed he was blocking the nomination because Diamond...

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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...

Good News on Health Care 0

Good News on Health Care

So here’s some good health care news to make up for that last one. From Forbes, the insurance companies are seeing a large uptick in young enrollees. That’s good news, because it helps lower...

CDC Report on Measles 0

CDC Report on Measles

Seth Mnookin has a post today about the latest CDC report on measles. The numbers are rather scary, 118 cases in the US in the first 19 weeks of the year. It looks even...

Jim Blinn’s Corner 1

Jim Blinn’s Corner

This is really a note to self sort of post. I’m always searching through my back copies of CG&A for something that Jim Blinn wrote in his Jim Blinn’s Corner column. He had great...