# Posts on C++, data compression, algorithms, and more!

- Jun 14, 2011
I examine the famous Linus Torvalds rant on C programmers.
- Apr 25, 2011
I teach a summer class that is advertised as bringing students up to speed on C++ and Linux. It's probably a bit more than is reasonable.
- Apr 10, 2011
Euler problem 328 challenges you to find the optimal strategy for a unique number guessing game. I work it out with some C++ code, but not after investing a ton of time.
- Feb 14, 2011
An addendum to my work modeling the k-consecutive heads coin toss problem. I put the math calculating this type of probability to bed once and for all.
- Feb 8, 2011
Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, died Sunday, February 6 at the age of 84.
- Feb 6, 2011
Yes, we need federal laws banning the storage of passwords on more or less all IT systems in the world. The recent break-in of the Gawker user database makes this point more clearly than anything I can say, but that won't stop me from trying.
- Jan 17, 2011
An attempt to correct the New York Times on a probability question leads to some interesting discoveries, including shortcomings in my math calculations. Another look at tossing a coin a million times.
- Jan 9, 2011
An explanation of how using combinatorial math doesn't help you with data compression. Information gets moved around, but is neither created nor destroyed.
- Dec 16, 2010
Using Google Voice for your personal phone number has some nice features, but you run a bit of a risk when it comes to support.
- Nov 14, 2010
The process of taking down illegal copies of my content found around the web. The DMCA provides a pretty good framework that works on most sites.