December 2009

The C Programming Language Section 4.10 Recursion:   An extremely funny parody of part of The C Programming Language book, with a special guest author H.P. Lovecraft. (1720 words, 1 comments, 0 pings)

The known universe:   This video gives a view of the universe with all depicted objects accurate to currently measured scientific data. Rather amazing. Via Jason Kottke. (53 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Queue management weirdness:   This is weird. I was trying to come up with a way to let specific users use SMTP to send email off a box, and I thought "ah, there's a generic queue, and an execution queue. I can just modify the protection of the execution queue, and add an ACL for the users I want to allow email access." (302 words, 2 comments, 0 pings)

CMS API documentation:   The documentation for the CMS API is in drastic need of a review. And have I found a significant memory overrun in the API? You bet I have. (429 words, 2 comments, 0 pings)

Permanent position:   I'm very happy to announce that I've accepted a permanent position at a company that I've done contracting for in the past. There is a lot of work to do here in the development tool space. Additionally, I believe the performance of the application could significantly benefit from an analysis of the underlying RMS files. Now I'll have time to do that (when I not doing other systems admin-y things). (70 words, 1 comments, 0 pings)

Porting progress:   As of yesterday, all the source compiles on both platforms, and I have the programmers looking at uninitialized decimal data issues at present. (100 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)