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April 2013

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☑ When is a closure not a closure?

Python’s simple scoping rules occasionally hide some surprising behaviour.

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10 Apr 2013 at 3:41PM in Software
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☑ The Dark Arts of C++ Streams

I’ve always avoided C++ streams as they never seemed as convenient as printf() and friends for formatted output, but I’ve decided I should finally take the plunge.

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8 Apr 2013 at 12:28PM in Software
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☑ Function Template Fun

Function template specialisation is a tricky beast — the short answer is, avoid it.

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3 Apr 2013 at 1:12PM in Software
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March 2013

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☑ Git in “almost does what you expect” shocker

Git’s filename filtering surprisingly works as you’d expect. To an extent.

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18 Mar 2013 at 12:01PM in Software
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☑ File Capabilities In Linux

File capabilities offer a secure alternative to SUID executables, but can be a little confusing at first.

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11 Mar 2013 at 12:07PM in Software
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February 2013

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☑ (A)IEEE, maths!

Writing some notes on IEEE 754 led to discovering a nifty way to render formulae on the web.

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25 Feb 2013 at 1:18PM in Software
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☑ Herding children with a python

It’s possible to manage multiple subprocesses in Python, but there are a few gotchas.

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14 Feb 2013 at 11:15AM in Software
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☑ SO_REUSEADDR on Windows

The SO_REUSEADDR option has quite different functionality on Windows than it does on Unix.

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1 Feb 2013 at 12:42PM in Software
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January 2013

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☑ Sharing pthreads locks between processes

How to share pthreads primitives across processes.

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31 Jan 2013 at 1:02PM in Software
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☑ apport in a storm

Ubuntu’s apport service is less then helpful for developers — learn how to disable it.

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29 Jan 2013 at 1:16PM in Software
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