Wierd Firefox Errors

Aug. 20, 2009, 12:23 p.m. weird

Every once in a while I get fed up with Firefox and switch to Konqueror, only to return a few days later. The latest annoyance with ff is an old one; when you type in a text into the search box, an error pops up. ASSERT: *** Search: _installLocation: engine has no file! Stack Trace: 0:ENSURE_WARN(fa ...

Macbook Hard drive toasted

Aug. 19, 2009, 3:20 p.m. Macbook , toast

On August 8th I left for a well deserved ten day vacation (working vacation mind you) so it was only natural that my Macbook hard drive died shortly before that. I am thankful that the drive didn't roll kick the bucket on the first day of the vacation. That would have forced an immediate return to C ...

json_encode/json_decode vs serialize/unserialize and fools vs idiots.

Aug. 1, 2009, 1:01 a.m. JavaScript , religion , Wordpress

If you want to write good , fast, memory efficient code (pick any three) you need to start off with good fast memory efficient algorithms. Using fprintf instead of fwrite orĀ  java.util.ArrayList instead of java.util.Vector or $.ajax instead of $.get doesn't really make any difference at all. If you ...