July 2016 archive



In blinding rain we drove, desperate to reach the murder scene before the formless riders of the cars in our wake. #worldsbiggestmarblehunt

Binary Signed Integers – Ones Complement

In the last post, we saw that one of the major failings of the signed magnitude representation was that addition and subtraction could not be performed on the same hardware as for unsigned integers. As I pointed out, the reason for this is because negating a number in signed magnitude does not yield the additive …

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LEGO Technic Set # 42036 Street Motorcycle

Lego Technic #42036 Street Motorcycle Rear Tire

Reasons to be a Unicorn

Reasons to be a unicorn

Grace Hopper on Distributed Computing

Grace Hopper

In pioneer days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn’t budge a log, they didn’t try to grow a larger ox. We shouldn’t be trying for bigger computers, but for more systems of computers. – “Amazing” Grace Hopper

Sharper Image Camera Drone Unboxing

Box front

I visit the local Michaels store at least once a week. Even if I didn’t have a 10 year old daughter with an insatiable appetite for arts and crafts, I imagine that I would still make that 5 minute crosstown trip weekly. The reason is simple: coupons. In their weekly circular, without fail, they always include a …

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