Archive for date: September 19, 2005

Théorie de la spéculation

September 19, 2005 | Books I Read | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m currently reading Poundstone’s book Fortune’s Formula, and am up the the part which discusses the French mathematician Bachelier, and his thesis that the prices of stocks in the market follow a random walk. His thesis was published in 1900, and slept for quite some time until resurrected after his death in 1946. A bit […]

htaccess Cheatsheet

September 19, 2005 | Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

My recent attempts to block hotlinking made me search for a few minutes to find the information contained on this handy htaccess cheatsheet. It’s got some good stuff in it.

Why Consumer Software Doesn’t Please Me

September 19, 2005 | General, Quote of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Summed up neatly: “UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.” Doug Gwyn I like to do clever things. (Cribbed from this BoingBoing post about how Hollywood is going to wage a technical war on their customers.)

A Mini-ITX Computer that Boots from USB Flash

September 19, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Exactly what it sounds like: XYZ Computing describes a project to get a M10000 Mini-ITX motherboard to boot from a stick of USB flash memory. It uses Puppy Linux, and is pretty straightforward. As it happens, I have exactly that motherboard: I remember trying to get it to boot USB stick memory and failing, and […]