Cheat-sheets fro progamming

February 12th, 2008

Looking for a specific cheat-sheet? Chances are, you find it here.

From Reddit

Blog rankings

February 10th, 2008

The 5 most popular blogs (Data from wikio.com – Feb 2008)

1 Techcrunch (Technology)
2 Daring Fireball (Technology)
3 Mashable (Technology)
4 Engadget (Technology)
5 Gizmodo (Technology)

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Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs), you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen.

By Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. For more information and software visit http://johnnylee.net.

Apple’s MacBook Pro line is to be updated with the new Intel Core 2 Duo processors by the first quarter of 2008, according to numerous leaked reports.

Based on Intel’s Penryn technology, the future processors will be much smaller (45nm) than the previous version (65nm), but will provide cooler-running and faster chips.

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10 Reasons to Buy a DSLR Camera

January 26th, 2008

One of the most common questions I get as related to photography is “What camera should I buy?” Before I get into the reasons I recommend buying a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera, I’d like to state why you should NOT buy a DSLR.

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Best dSLRs under £500 (from Urban75).

Great Programmers

January 9th, 2008

There are only two coding skills which mostly people who are completely self-taught as a programmer miss out on: proper encapsulation, and unit tests. For proper encapsulation, you should organize your code so that changes which require modifying code in more than one module are as rare as possible, and for unit tests you should write them to be pass/fail so that all unit tests can be run as a comprehensive suite. And now you know everything you need to about those two things. Anyone who is taught the above guidelines, and decides they really want to learn those skills, will with sufficient practice become good at them.

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A book recommended here is Introduction to Algorithms which you can buy from Amazon.

Very good site for beginners in programming – uses the Visual Basic component of Excel which comes free with MS Office. Contains some great examples too!

visualbots.com

A car that runs on air!

January 5th, 2008

BBC News is reporting that a French company has developed a pollution-free car which runs on compressed air. India’s Tata Motors has the car under production and it may be on sale in Europe and India by the end of the year.

The air car, also known as the Mini-CAT or City Cat, can be refueled in minutes from an air compressor at specially equipped gas stations and can go 200 km on a 1.5 euro fill-up — roughly 125 miles for $3. The top speed will be almost 70 mph and the cost of the vehicle as low as $7000.

The year 2008 marks the 10th Anniversary of the iMac, the computer that changed everything at Apple, hailing a new design era spearheaded by design genius Jonathan Ive. What most people don’t know is that there’s another man whose products are at the heart of Ive’s design philosophy, an influence that permeates every single product at Apple, from hardware to user-interface design. That man is Dieter Rams, and his old designs for Braun during the ’50s and ’60s hold all the clues not only for past and present Apple products, but their future as well.

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Yahoo!’s new Pipes service is a milestone in the history of the internet. It’s a service that generalizes the idea of the mashup, providing a drag and drop editor that allows you to connect internet data sources, process them, and redirect the output. Yahoo! describes it as “an interactive feed aggregator and manipulator” that allows you to “create feeds that are more powerful, useful and relevant.” While it’s still a bit rough around the edges, it has enormous promise in turning the web into a programmable environment for everyone.

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