Archive for date: June 14, 2007

How Skype & Co. get round firewalls

June 14, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I didn’t know how this worked. Now I do. Interesting.

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Happy Birthday Don Newcombe!

June 14, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Scanning my list of baseball birthday’s at the right, I see that today is the birthday of Don Newcombe. Newcombe was the subject of one of my previous postings, and was the 1956 Cy Young and MVP winner, as well as a 4 time All Star. Happy Birthday Don! Technorati Tags: Baseball

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Cuckoo Hashing, Theory and Practice

June 14, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

In an effort to try to continue to claim that I know something about computer science, I’ve been trying to find some good blogs in computer science and mathematics, and see what people who don’t spend all their time making pixels turn the right color do. The My Biased Coin blog has an interesting introduction […]

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QOTD: Was teaching kids BASIC as a first programming language really fatal?

June 14, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Dijkstra once famously claimed (well, perhaps not anymore, since fewer and fewer learn BASIC): It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration. The question that I asked myself last night: “Was Dijkstra right?” I […]

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