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Overkill

Yesterday I posted about four nearly identical functions that I thought could (and should) be reduced to just one somehow. Reducing it to one would be far less code to maintain if I find a faster way of doing it, … Continue reading

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Trying to get back into it

I spent all of August getting settled into the new place. Now that I’m settled in I’m hoping to get back into the habit of journaling my hobby efforts. Lately I’ve been puttering around with Python+OpenCV. I mentioned in my … Continue reading

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Arch Linux and the Dell Mini 9

I bought a Dell Mini 9 a few years ago because I was wishy-washy about buying a laptop. It was on sale, and could be shipped with Ubuntu already installed. This was right when I decided to dedicate all of … Continue reading

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Windows update broke?

This is a new one. I had to put the Windows rig back together (sacrificing my Linux rig) so that the wife could do some stuff. Since it had not been up since April I decided to update Windows. I … Continue reading

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I need new license plates… but how?

I got my vehicle registration renewal notice in the mail. It claims that I need new license plates: “If the message ***NEW PLATES REQUIRED*** appears on the bottom part of this form, you MUST obtain new plates from your county … Continue reading

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Temperature logger thoughts

Before all the serial communication tests started I wrote a lot of boilerplate framework code for a temperature logger. Nothing too major, just getting the GTK+/GDK and Cairo pieces into place for whenever I figure out serial communication. Now that … Continue reading

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Project Euler 10

I put my old implementation of Project Euler 10 into my new implementation. I’m so glad I wrote in my old journal post about the printf formatting problem I had. It bit me again.

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Project Euler 9

I did some lunch time coding to get my old Project Euler 9 solution put into the newer “all in one” program. “Stand alone” solution – http://chrislearnsc.blogspot.com/2011/09/project-euler-9-solution.html Integrated solution – https://github.com/cheydrick/Project-Euler I went over my PE10 implementation, and think I can integrate … Continue reading

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Figured it out…

I figured it out. There were basically two subtle errors on my part that threw it into an in-deterministic state. I walked away from it for the afternoon and I picked out what was wrong almost immediately after I looked at it … Continue reading

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More info on canonical serial transmission failure

This screenshot illustrates both problems: The first run shows problem 1: read returns 0. It shouldn’t do that in canonical mode…. right? Problem number 2 is that when it DOES return something, it’s gibberish. I modified the program to display … Continue reading

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