· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · June
· · · · 05 (2 entries)

Everything On-Line? · Re­cent­ly I read The Re­bel­lion Within by Lawrence Wright, a long, eru­dite, im­mense­ly in­for­ma­tive New York­er piece about the in­ter­nal dy­nam­ics of Al-Qaeda and the Mus­lim Brother­hood and Is­lam­ic Ji­had: Who are these peo­ple, any­how, where did they come from, and where are they go­ing? I en­tire­ly rec­om­mend it. There’s a prob­lem, though: I read it on-line ...
WF2: Start Your Engines! · [This is part of the Wide Fin­der 2 se­ries.] I have now done the first “official” run of the naive Ru­by im­ple­men­ta­tion of the bench­mark. There is some dis­cus­sion of the code here. The bench­mark is de­scribed, and the naive Ru­by code pro­vid­ed, here. I’ve start­ed a re­sults page here. There are al­ready ten eleven oth­er peo­ple now with ac­counts on the Wide Fin­der ma­chine, and I know there’ve been re­sults that are huge­ly bet­ter than this first cut. Read on for a cou­ple of notes on this first run ...
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