Comment Central At the end of the week I am giving a lecture at the British Museum organised by our friendly rival, the LRB It's on "The Public Voice of Women", and I am afraid that it is sold out -- but all being well it will be filmed and broadcast on BBC4 in due course (which of course makes the preparation all the more scary. Anyway in the run up to this (and supporting the home team, as it were) I did a big interview on the general subject for Saturday's Times. It's behind the paywall -- but those of you who go there can read it here (don't shoot the messenger!). If you're booked to come to the lecture, dont worry: it's not going to be a repeat of this -- I've been very careful about that. I say "big interview". What I mean is that I talked to two journalists (Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson) for about an hour and a half, and they condensed it into a double page spread (dont know how many words that is, but with a picture etc, it isn't all that much).
Much has been made of Amazon's decision to make its electronic book reader, Kindle2, available in Canada, and of the Sony Corporation coming out with a competing product, which it is calling the Sony Reader. (Actually there are two versions of the Sony Reader. Sony is calling them the pocket edition and the touch edition). However, anyone who has ever used a PDA (pocket digital assistant), such as the Pocket PC or the Palm series, has already been able to read electronic books or eBooks as they are called. In fact, the Kindle and Sony eBook readers are just two of many electronic devices that allow one to read eBooks. ENT: The advantage of eBooks - Online column by Bob Vaillancourt
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I’m tired. Very tired. It’s a little after 4am San Francisco time – noon GMT – and I’m sitting in the arrivals lounge Heathrow airport, thanking the lord for Boingo hotspots and trying to commit these few hundred words to cyberspace before the daylight finally penetrates my brain and my whole body goes into jet-lag meltdown. And to think I was so organised 24 hours ago. My column was written – 1000 words on a big subject of the week; a big subject that I now can’t talk about, for reasons I also can’t talk about. NSFW: Sleepless in London. It’s scary outside the bubble
This is a brief excerpt from a draft of my next book, a memoir about my family. When I was 8 years old my parents separated. While cleaning out my father’s car, My Mom discovered movie stubs for a… Keep Reading » Scott Berkun
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Bluetile branch merged into xmonad! 06Dec09 The xmonad dev team is very proud to announce that the bluetile merge was completed today. The Bluetile branch is an experimental xmonad variant whose: focus lies on making the tiling paradigm easily accessible to users coming from traditional window managers by drawing on known conventions and providing both mouse and keyboard access for all features. Bluetile branch merged into xmonad! « xmonad
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Most SIMD assembly functions are implemented in a rather straightforward fashion. An experienced assembly programmer can spend 2 minutes looking at C code and either give a pretty good guess at how one would write SIMD for it–or equally–rule out SIMD as an optimization technique for that code. There might be a nonintuitive approach that’s somewhat better, but one can usually get very good results merely by following the most obvious method. But in some rare cases there is no “most obvious method”, even for functions that would seem extraordinarily simple. These kind of functions present an unusual situation for the assembly programmer: they find themselves looking at some embarrassingly simple algorithm–one which simply cries out for SIMD–and yet they can’t see an obvious way to do it! So let’s jump into the fray here and look at one of these cases. Diary Of An x264 Developer » A curious SIMD assembly challenge:
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