Hardware Woes: Light at the End of the Tunnel

If you’ve been following my “Offtopic” or “Hawaii” topics, you’ve been hearing me lament what it’s been like assembling a non-standard desktop machine (dual processors, huge hard drives, All-in-Wonder 800XT) by mail order when you live 3,000 miles from the mainland. Well, aside from cleaning up the boxes everywhere and re-installing all my software, I’ve […]

Ruby: Rails or the Language?

My colleague Andrew Binstock, who’s always been too busy making money to blog, disagrees with me that Ruby-the-language is crossing the chasm. He think that Rails is great, but is not enamored of Ruby-the-language. I, on the other hand, continue to be skeptical about Rails (has it changed the dialogue about how frameworks should be? […]

/clr /openMp

/clr /openMp Tuesday, August 08, 2006 2:34 PM I’ve been working with C++/CLI and OpenMP lately. OpenMP is a multiprocessing facility for C++ and FORTRAN that is, as such things go, dead simple to use (this is one of those "power to shoot yourself in the foot" things). One line of code (#pragma omp parallel […]