Tag Archives: Computer

The Cupertino Effect In Action

Was recently affected by the Cupertino effect: “bounce of ranging monkeys” instead of “bunch of raging monkeys” and “historical impotence” in place of “historical importance”.

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My New Keyboard

I hate my new keyboard, it can’t speal.

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The Smirking Gnu

I have been using GNU/Linux as my main desktop OS since 2002, but today was the first time I’ve seen “Linux” being explicitly mentioned in the system requirements for a regular run-of-the-mill hardware product: Windows Vista 1) / XP (SP1 and above) / 2000 (SP3 and above) Mac OS (10.x and above) Yes Linux (2.4 […]

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Skype on Linux

I’ve got Skype to work on my Gentoo Linux box by setting the library path by force: $> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/4.1.2/ skype

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Python FTGL Bindings

I’ve just released PyFTGL which makes it possible to take advantage of FreeType and FTGL to render text in OpenGL program using TrueType, Type 1 or OpenType fonts. PyFTGL wraps the functionality of FTGL into a Python module so it can be used in conjunction with PyOpenGL. Note that the bindings are still in alpha: […]

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LilyPond

I just want to give a shout-out to the software, LilyPond, that I used to produce the notation in yesterdays post.

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OMG! It’s so cute!! LOL …or How I Got Anti-Aliased Fonts

I seriously don’t know how I could lived this long and used my Gentoo installation without enabling anti-alias for the rendering of fonts. For a long time I have admired Konqueror (or KHTML to be precise) for its beautiful renditions of web pages compared to Firefox, text rendering so soft and clear, thinking it was […]

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Marking Words

Here’s an idea I’ve been entertaining for some time now and that I would like to see realized: A word navigator. I know that in the field of computational linguistics there’s several implementation of this kind for different areas of our syntactic, lexicographic and semantic network of knowledge for our understanding of language. But what […]

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Table of Contents

This is the full table of contents for an unfinished of a book I wrote back in 1999 on the topic of motion control.

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Part IV: Visualization and Motion Control

This is an unfinished draft for a book I wrote back in 1999 on the topic of motion control. This is the final and minimal part, just as it was written and with… well, “gaps” some might call it (I told you it was unfinished).

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