Posts tagged Programming
23 Sep 2013 8:00
Although I've dropped off the front page for any useful set of keywords in
GoogleNow 11th for
C++ for Physicists, I still take some amount of pride in this blog. Some
of the content is even readable, and the underlying tech does seem to
Part of my guiding principles in the design of the blog has been to keep it
really fast and really technical simple. I’ve discussed some of the server
work I’ve done on this in previous posts. What I have been working on more
recently is reducing what is being sent to the browser. Read More...
10 Dec 2012 8:00
Last week I talked for a long while about using PHP FPM to speed up the
site, but avoided offering up any of the configurations files. The support
for FPM and Apache is still a bit thin on the ground — niginx seems to
have quite a lot of support and questions out their on this topic already.
As such, I'm not entirely sure if I'm doing this the most efficient way,
so don't take this as good support advice. Read More...
7 Dec 2012 8:00
The design of Acorn and Mangler was aiming for light-weight and blisteringly
fast — however, eventually you become limited by the tools that you're
using. A good example of this is the standard
LAMP stack that is ubiquitous in both smaller, and larger web environments. Read More...
5 Dec 2012 8:00
and it's mapping onto
UTF-8 is one of the few nice things left in
in the mess that is character encoding. The 128 possible values that
mainly use for the latin character set, ‘arabic’ numerals, and the common punctuation you
see on a standard keyboard. Read More...
30 Nov 2012 8:00
Wordpress might well be an
unauthenticated remote shell, with a blog added,
but it does has a number of exciting features. These include the flexible
support for ‘Short Codes’, essentially extra custom
tags which are processed server side. These formed the basis of my footnotes
28 Nov 2012 8:00
Government is steadily becoming more digital: we've had services.gov.uk, data.gov.uk, and legislation.gov.uk providing online access to a wide range of data. This year has seen something of a drive for getting the politician into the digital age. Read More...
26 Nov 2012 8:00
critter kind of way. Some implementations of JS
use a variation on IEEE-754;
the standard seems to be that a minimum of 64 bits are used to represent the
number. Read More...
18 Nov 2012 23:00
Welcome to the new version of my blog, now powered by
You can find out more about the other bits and bobs I've used in the theme information page.
It's going to be a bit sparse for a little while — there were some rather last minute changes to engine, so I'm going
to have to work on the importing of old posts all over again. That's going to take a little while, especially as I haven't
finished writing the administration interface for Mangler yet. Read More...
8 Oct 2012 20:30
What happens when I get utterly destroyed playing boggle? I write a training
program where you have to, as a single player, find words as a path of letters!
You can play the result, called Noggle, and
have some fun
looking for words. The code is not compatible with any current version
of Internet Explorer. Read More...