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Real World Debugging Exercise

Just completed the Real World Debugging Exercise. It is a static page on this site (just like the Lot Area Calculator).

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Brother HL-2170W wifi

Having upgraded the wifi device, and changing the SSID and passphrase, the Brother HL-2170W printer needed to be updated. First, the “easy button” just failed. Never worked. Which I recall happened the last time I set up this printer. Next … Continue reading

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Amazon EC2 PassMark per ECU

Ever wondered what an Amazon ECU is worth in terms of a PassMark-CPU Mark value? (see cpubenchmark.net for PassMark scores). One way to calculate the PassMark per ECU value comes directly from Amazon’s information where they describe the hardware behind … Continue reading

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Sandy Bridge Recall Part 2

After learning the problem with the chips resides in the SataII connectors, I felt lucky. I had already ordered a SataIII SSD and a SataIII HDD, so I was already planning on using the SataIII connectors. Plus, by getting the … Continue reading

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Programming Languages Vary in Power

The title is a “controversial” quote from the book Hackers and Painters. The book’s author calls it controversial; I call it blindingly obvious but still not seen by certain people. That book serves as an example that, even though programming … Continue reading

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Commoditization of Intelligence

I just ran into the phrase “commoditization of intelligence” from Accelerando (Singularity). In the book’s context it is scary enough. But it is truly scary when it manifests itself today. Like when knowledge workers are treated like replaceable cogs in … Continue reading

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Scala Research

I just read about Scala for a few hours. Mainly from Java to Scala with the Help of Experts under the sections “Scala for Java Refugees” and “The busy Java developer’s guide to Scala”. My first take-away is “Good Luck … Continue reading

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Welcome to Tim On Computer Science.  This site is dedicated to various thoughts and comments on topics concerning Computer Science.

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