Monthly archives: September, 2007

Dystopian Movies

I STUMBLED UPON an excellent Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time ranking list. Even though my personal views of technology and the future are definitely more utopian, I’ve always found these dystopian movies to be the most fascinating. Interestingly this list does in fact list include most of my favorite movies, even though I…


Learning GO

FOR A COUPLE of years now I’ve wanted to learn to play the game of Go, but I just haven’t managed to find the time. Go is a strategic game for which the saying is “easy to learn, hard [impossible] to master”. There exists a brilliant live-cd called Hikarunix. The Hikarunix CD contains a huge…


C++ Contructor/Destructor Call Order

WHEN BEGINNING C++ programming I’ve experienced people to have trouble remembering the correct construction and destruction call order. Personally I conquered this using a common memory technique – creating a story. Here are two stories that might help in remembering. The stories might seem quite long, but don’t fear, it’s not necessary to remember the…


Formula 1 Trip 2007

CIRCUIT DE SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS is a famous Formula 1 track in Belgium, and this year I, along with two of my Formula 1 enthusiast friends, spend three days watching the race from the the Silver tribune. One spectacular section on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is the Eau Rouge and Raidillon combination. This is a quit left…


Selection of a Source Revision Control System

AFTER SOME TIME of using tarballing as a source revision control system, I thought it was about time getting back to using a real tool for managing my source code. I’ve then used Perforce as my VCS for some time now. At work we are using ClearCase and from what I could gather form the…


WP-Syntax and GeShi Color Tweaking

SOURCE CODE COLORING in WordPress is thankfully a pretty simple task, thanks to the WordPress plugin system. This allows for installing filters to do the coloring and formatting automatic. Several plugins exists for WordPress to do source code coloring, but (for now?) I’ve settled on the Wp-Syntax plugin. Not that its necessary better that the…