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My Popcorn Hour PCH A-100 media streamer has a mipsel architecture, which led me to wonder, “what the heck does mipsel mean anyway?” As it turns out, the difference between mips and mipsel is that mips is big-endian and mipsel is little-endian. Mystery solved.
It turns out that the way to make Garfield comics funny is to remove Garfield.
Call me old-fashioned, but I really like the Fixed-Misc font that xterm uses by default. I like it enough that I want to use it in other contexts, like Terminal.app or JEdit. After a bit of tinkering in FontForge I managed to convert it to an OS X .dfont file. It’s still [...]
If you download code from Apple you’re likely to see a bunch of lines like
#pragma mark FooBar-related functions
A pragma is a directive to the compiler that’s not part of the program itself. According to wikipedia, the term pragma is an abbreviation of pragmatic. There are pragmas for various things like branch [...]
In my quest to stay on the cutting edge of the information age, I recently did some research on a radical new protocol called DNS. Thanks to the magic of DNS, we will soon be able to use human-readable names like “foobar.org” to access websites! Imagine, no more memorizing raw IP addresses!
Ok, so [...]
I can't resist joining the herd. Here's my South Park alter-ego:
Why didn't my first post show up? Whassup??
Let's see how this blogging thing works. I could really use a lightweight