Misc

SPTH 'Taking the redpill: Artificial Evolution in native x86 systems' (VX heavens)

1.1.1. CoreWorld <p> Arti?cial evolution for self-replicating computer codes has been introduced for the ?rst time in 1990, when Steen Rasmussen created <em>CoreWorld</em>.[1] CoreWorld is a virtual machine which can be controlled by a language called <em>RedCode</em>.

Google Static Maps API - Google Code

The Google Static Maps API lets you embed a Google Maps image on your webpage without requiring JavaScript or any dynamic page loading. The Google Static Map service creates your map based on URL parameters sent through a standard HTTP request and returns the map as an image you can display on your web page.

Google Chrome - Extensions run in separate processes too

At some level I knew that extensions for Google Chrome ran in separate processes too, but I never really gave it a lot of thought till I was in process explorer today and saw a bunch of chrome.

Keyboard shortcut for Sniping Tool

Windows Vista introduced the "Sniping Tool" which removed the need for me to install a third-party screen capture tool (Gadwin PrintScreen was the one that I was using). However I never really thought about the fact that I had no keyboard shortcut for this and was doing Win + "

ZeroMQ: Modern &#038; Fast Networking Stack - igvita.com

Berkeley Sockets (BSD) are the de facto API for all network communication. With roots from the early 1980's, it is the original implementation of the TCP/IP suite, and arguably one of the most widely supported and critical components of any operating system today.

Scott Adams Blog: The Illusion of Winning 08/30/2010

Let's say that you and I decide to play pool. We agree to play eight-ball, best of five games. Our perception is that what follows is a contest to see who will do something called winning.

High Scalability - High Scalability - Pomegranate - Storing Billions and Billions of Tiny Little Files

Pomegranate is a novel distributed file system built over distributed tabular storage that acts an awful lot like a NoSQL system. It's targeted at increasing the performance of tiny object access in order to support applications like online photo and micro-blog services, which require high concurrency, high throughput, and low latency.

Beginner's Guide to Linkers

<div class="posterous_quote_citation"> via <a href="http://www.lurklurk.org/linkers/linkers.html#linker1">lurklurk.org</a> </div> <p> Well written article on the role of Linkers, covers *nix and Windows systems. </p> Posted via email from Sijin Joseph

SSMS Addins - Object Finder - DataScripter

<div class="posterous_quote_citation"> via <a href="http://ssmsaddins.codeplex.com/">ssmsaddins.codeplex.com</a> </div> <p> While searching yet again for the SQL to find a particular piece of text inside SQL server proc definitions I came across this cool Addin project that does exactly that and also has other cool features like generating the data insert scripts for a table.

Regular Expression to check for primes

perl -wle 'print "Prime" if (1 x shift) !~ /^1?$|^(11+?)\1+$/' [number] <div class="posterous_quote_citation"> via <a href="http://montreal.pm.org/tech/neil_kandalgaonkar.shtml">montreal.pm.org</a> </div> <p> This is a nice trick to check if a number is prime using regular expressions, I am going to try and see how this performs compared to regular methods and see if anything interesting comes up.