Finally, I solved an issue that had been pestering me for months. Regularly, when casually browsing, my computer would slow down dramatically for 1-2 min before continuing as if nothing happened. That was particularly irritating and I couldn’t fix this until I found a good way to reproduce it. This half broken bugs are the harder to fix because the incentive to sit down and fix it is much weaker than when everything is broken.
Ca fait à peu près 500 jours que je suis arrivé dans la vallée de silicium. C’est un monde un peu à part: dans un rayon de 10 km, on y trouve Apple, Cisco, Ebay, Facebook, Google, HP, Intel, Nvidia, Yahoo et aussi tous les gens qui y travaillent.
A syntax that I’ve been looking up far too many times over the past few days:
sort -rnk2 -t $'\t'
Sometimes, I reach the limit of what I can do with a line of
find | grep | sed and all the
\/\/$.*()\/\/ that goes in… Write once, never come back. It almost look like perl sometimes…
When playing with csv files today, I discovered two very useful function:
The first one is
M-x keep-lines that allow to remove all the lines that I don’t care about.
After living in the US for 3 months, I still don’t get it: how is it possible that this country is still not using the metric system? According to wikipedia US is among only 3 countries in the world where this is not the official system of measurement. The other two are Burma and Liberia. No comment.
With all the recent multicore CPU, the bottleneck of processing is increasingly the IO from the disk. When compiling a bit project (especially linking), when processing gigabyte of data (now that loading up 4 GB in RAM is not a problem)…