Tag Archives: Books

Thorn & Erlang

I’ve started working on a research project with Prof. Vitek of Purdue University and some X10 researchers at T.J. Waston research center. I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to say about the project but we are working on a new programming language nicknamed Thorn. X10 should give you a hint has to what kind [...]

The Art of Quoting

The single most popular post on this whole computer-centric blog has absolutely nothing to do with computers. By far achieving the highest hit count, Life of Pi Quotes enumerates my favorite quotes from the book Life of Pi. Readers have commented with quotes of their own but by example, I feel like some readers may [...]

The Favor

Today, when I was browsing for books at the half price book store, out the corner of my eye, I noticed a tall blond man come in and say something. After a few moments, I realized he was asking me if I could do him a favor. I said sure. He said he’d locked his [...]

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

I recently read the novel, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” by Johnathan Safran Foer.
The novel was one of the first fictitous books written that was based on the events of 9/11. Oskar Schnell is a precocious 9-year old who is multilingual, vegan, intelligent, meticulous, and methodological. The novel is based around his interesting ways of [...]

Linux Kernel Developer Presentation

Mike Bergeron, a former student at Purdue and a current Linux kernel developer at Motorola, gave a Linux kernel internals presentation for PLUG last week. The presentation was great! This is his second presentation for PLUG and he, by far, draws the biggest crowds. His presentation last year was mainly a Gustavo style how-to-code a [...]