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  • "Hitting Compiler Limits on Number of Methods Per Class" (evanjones.ca)
    is from an eBay presentation about their infrastructure Are they crazy Where were the software engineers when this happened I have to work with some pretty hairy code but if you have a class with that many methods it might

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  • Ellis, Bret Easton. Less Than Zero. New York: Random House, 1985. ISBN: 0679781498 (evanjones.ca)
    1985 ISBN 0679781498 about archive 2006 December 16 16 38 This is an unusual novel It is intentionally written in a detached style to the point that it is almost boring Then suddenly the last 50 pages are terrifying An

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  • Finding Callers of Thread-Unsafe Functions (evanjones.ca)
    and released at the end Then I crashed the program if the lock could not be acquired since that would indicate that another thread was using it Here is an example complete Java example class Foo Lock mutex void unsafeMethod if mutex tryLock There is someone in this thread crash to get a stack trace crashAndDumpStacks method body mutex Unlock This rapidly caused a nice crash when more than one

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  • Smith, Zadie. On Beauty. New York: Penguin Books, 2005. ISBN: 0143037749 (evanjones.ca)
    New York Penguin Books 2005 ISBN 0143037749 about archive 2006 December 14 23 22 This is a brilliant novel I loved it Highly recommended I also strongly recommend Smith s

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  • Benchmarking on Hyperthreaded CPUs (evanjones.ca)
    test on another machine resulted in the performance I was expecting a decrease of less than 1 The problem is that I was using the kernel s measurement of user time to measure the performance impact This is not very accurate but since my benchmark took a few minutes to run it is accurate enough It also has the nice property that if something else on my workstation runs for

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  • Stephenson, Neal. System of the World. New York: HarperCollins, 2004. ISBN: 0060750863 (evanjones.ca)
    New York HarperCollins 2004 ISBN 0060750863 about archive 2006 December 05 22 23 I finally finished the trilogy It was certainly fun once I got sucked into it but I

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  • Patent Warfare: IBM vs. Amazon (evanjones.ca)
    the Internet as a whole at least in the United States I can t help but be amused Amazon is infamous for enforcing some of their own ridiculous patents such as their 1 click patent In some sense it serves them right to get a taste of their own medicine That said while I can see the theoretical value of software patents and some seem valid for the most part

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  • Stephenson, Neal. The Confusion. New York: HarperCollins, 2004. ISBN: 0060733357 (evanjones.ca)
    ISBN 0060733357 about archive 2006 October 29 14 52 A friend of mine described this series fairly accurately Addictive but not that good I found this second novel to be more entertaining than Quicksilver but I still agree with that

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