The International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) is under way in Leipzig, and one of the announcements is that China’s Tianhe-2 is now the world’s fastest supercomputer according to the Top 500 list.
This has some personal interest for me, as I visited its predecessor Tianhe-1A in December 2011, on a press briefing organised by NVidia which
I use AWStats to analyse logs on several web sites that I manage. After a recent upgrade to Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” I was puzzled to find that my web stats were no longer being updated.
I verified that the Cron job which runs the update script was running. I verified that if I ran the
…continue reading Fixing lack of output in AWstats after Debian Linux upgrade
A post by Ahmet Alp Balkan on working as a developer at Microsoft has stimulated much discussion. Balkan says he joined Microsoft 8 months ago (or two years ago if you count when he started as an intern) and tells a depressing tale (couched in odd language) of poor programming practice. Specifically:
Lack of documentation
…continue reading Microsoft and mediocrity in programming
An email from VideoLAN concerning the port of the open source VLC media player to WinRT, the tablet platform in Windows 8, provides insight into some of the technical difficulties facing open source developers.
This is the heart of the problem:
The build process of VLC is not integrated with Windows Tools, notably Visual
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