Category Archives: Coding

Programming: Its all about the attitude

CEO David Barrett wrote an excellent post a few months ago about their hiring practices. While a lot of the article focuses on .NET programming (and has a lot of great points), there’s one excerpt that I was cheering as … Continue reading

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Hacks They Don’t Teach in School… (#1)

I thought it would be interesting to do a series on Hacks they don’t teach you in university. I’ve thought of quite a few. I like thinking about this, stirs my memories to back when I was just fledging. Today, … Continue reading

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Crash Course on Mixing C and Assembly on Linux/x86

Editor’s Note: This article is designed to get you thinking a bit about assembly on i386 machines, and to provide an example of x86 convention function calling. Its not really comprehensive enough to serve as a thorough tutorial. Look here, … Continue reading

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How To Make A Kernel Sandbox using QEMU

Last post, I described a few reasons why a kernel sandbox might boost your ability to tinker with the kernel. Now I’m going to describe how you can do this! I use a debian virtual disk image, along with QEMU … Continue reading

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New Stock Ticker for XFCE Panel!

[I decided to write a stock ticker applet for XFCE like the one that was removed from Gnome a couple years ago.] Continue reading

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Graphing, Gtk, and Clutter

A day or two ago, I was doing some calculations and plots in octave the other day, and took a break to check my blog stats. It occurred to me that the animated flash chart that appears on my blog … Continue reading

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Flashnotes, a musical flashcards program

I decided to pick up playing piano […] So like any good hacker, I whipped up a flashcards program that afternoon to help me learn piano! 😀 Continue reading

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New Compiz Shatter Effect!

Digg This! For a while now, I’ve wanted an effect for Compiz Fusion that makes closing windows look like shattering glass. I finally got around to coding it up, and am pretty pleased with the results! Take a look at … Continue reading

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Great Development Hacks

One of the best development hack setups I have is the one I use to develop compiz fusion. When developing compiz, you have the tendency to lock up your screen, a lot. One segfault, and you can loose control of … Continue reading

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My New Compiz Fusion Effects on Compiz’s Gitweb

The compiz fusion guys gave me a repository on their git servers to host some of the animation effects that I wrote! I compile all of compiz from the latest git and advise that you do too for building these … Continue reading

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