This is why the better science today is actually being done in industry, rather than Academia.
This is my reaction to a recent review of a paper that I saw – my tangential rant was at the end, but I’ll put it first here…
‘Peer review’ is so broken and silly. Interestingly I’m noticing BETT [...]
For some reason, after finishing all the Project Euler problems (projecteuler.net) – my account was locked. When I asked about why, the admin who locked the account said I answered too many questions in too short of time.
I would get the questions and do them offline, and then I would input multiple solutions at once. It’s not lik [...]
Thanks to the summer hiatus on Project Euler problem creation, I was able to catch back up!
Still lacking a ‘Gold medal’, but I’ve never even started a problem before at least one person had already solved it. Maybe I will try to be ready right when a problem is posted some time.
I thought I would brush up on my Pytho [...]
Just thought I’d post this up, since I was always wondering/searching the internet for timelines and things that were/weren’t normal. Who knows if our experiences were actually normal, but here is what it was:
OUR FIRST HOME
~10/19/2012 – Decided to start actually going to look at houses, so that we could get a feel for what [...]
This error has vexed me for awhile now.
Bug 1489 on their site. https://bugs.gpodder.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1489
One fix I was using for awhile was to reboot in safe mode and run gpodder to update my podcasts
Luckily someone came up with a way to get gpodder to run from the command line after resetting the PATH.
Have you ever been part way through typing your password and thought that maybe you messed up?
Is it better to delete and start over or just finish out and hope you didn’t mess up? Are you pretty sure, if you did mess up, it was in the last letter you typed – so maybe deleting one letter and retyping would be best?
Have no fear, i [...]
Well, now that I am a ‘real’ programmer, I thought this would be easy. The qualifying rounds usually are anyway. Unfortunately I just moved and started a new job and have three little boys keeping me busy. Well I only had a little bit of time to put in and I had very little sleep, but I did the first two of four problems and got t [...]
Yeah, we got the cover! Granted this particular journal doesn’t have very large images on the cover and they only have a very miniature version of the cover online (so I had to scan it and and put it on my blog for anyone to see it). BUT still, my pretty pictures made the cover
Oh yes, and the research article is good too (p. 4 [...]
Here’s my sketchflow quick mock up for a windows phone app (game). Click here.
The idea being direct competition between people for these brain teaser type games and quizzes. Fun and good brain exercise.
I’ll develop it if I win a developer phone
Big year for my family! We’re finishing up here at UC Irvine with my PhD, looking for a new job and possibly moving (contact me if you hear of something), and now the family has grown from 4 to 5! Nathan was born June 1st. 3 boys in the family! (Well 4 if you count me). It’s great fun (and sometimes great drama).