June 17, 2006

University Laptops

Wondering what kind of software the different university departments load onto laptops they issue to people.

I have BioEdit, Cygwin–X, Endnote, Exceed, Maple, Mathematica, Mathtype, MDL ISIS Draw, Microsoft Office, PuTTY, Python, SciFinder Scholar, VMD and probably a few other things I haven't come across yet.

June 16, 2006

Threading a calculation–heavy program

Threading a calculation–heavy program is unlikely to make it run faster/more efficiently. Discuss.

June 14, 2006

Passing objects by value

If a particular class of objects is heavily used, do not pass it by value. Passing such objects by value is guaranteed to slow down your program!


June 08, 2006

Warwick Webmail

Since beginning to use Warwick Webmail as the main place to drop my university emails, I've started receiving a higher quality of spam. The subject lines of the new spam are convincing enough to force a check/read; this is especially bad as Warwick Webmail is so damn slow.

June 06, 2006

A Million Things to Do

If one has a million things to do, where is it best to begin?

So, Science

Does science really have much to tell anyone? All these very many journals with many egos bustling about to improve something they value and that they refer to as their 'reputation'. People building up a big mountain of work that they hope others will carry on when they die and it no longer really matters to them.

September 21, 2005

New Academic Year Coming

All change! So many facets to my little life here! Photos all sorted and put away. Readin for the next bit of work. Bits and pieces to prepare. Yayyayyay!

July 19, 2005

Dependency problem fix

Making a note of this so i can throw away a piece of paper i jotted this down on.

revdep-rebuild -v

under Gentoo to search through dependencies.


for users who are allowed to sudo I suppose.

June 24, 2005

Something you should do or have probably done

Have a conversation through the msn friendly name system

April 18, 2005

Zero spelling mistakes

Writing with correct spelling is all about avoiding words you cannot spell.

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