Monthly Archives: May 2010

Quantum teleportation achieved over 16 km

Recently, in this report, it’s been reported that a physics laboratory in China achieved a new distance record in quantum teleportation: 16 km. That’s quite a feat, considering that up until now, the max. distance had been a few hundred … Continue reading

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Albion College decides to scrap Computer Science and Journalism majors

I came across this article while surfing the web this afternoon:¬†Albion College officials defend decisions on faculty reduction and elimination of courses | – MLive.com. Apparently, Computer Science and Journalism (as well as a few other topics) aren’t reasonable career … Continue reading

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Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by a Chemically Synthesized Genome

D.G. Gibson et al. reported, in Science Magazine, the “Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by a Chemically Synthesized Genome”. Now, I used to be a biologist and have studied this particular type of biology for a number of years … Continue reading

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Socks 5: Finishing sending a token

In this installment, we will finish the implementation for sending a token from the client to the server. We will answer the remaining open questions and, in doing so, improve the code a bit more. When we’re done, we will … Continue reading

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Software development productivity

In the latest installment of my podcast, I asserted that “all software productivity problems are project management problems”. In this post, I will explain why I believe that to be the case and how I think those problems can be … Continue reading

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Podcast format survey

I have recently made some changes to the format of the podcast: there is background music all the time now (not just a jingle at the beginning) and most installments are about 30 minutes. I’d like to know what you … Continue reading

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Speaking different languages

As a dutchman living in Quebec, Canada – one of those parts of the world where francophones (french-speaking people) are surrounded by anglophones (english-speaking people) and yet thrive speaking french almost exclusively – I sometimes run into the “corner cases” … Continue reading

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Socks 5: Continuing Sending a Token – Anecdote

Recording the latest episode of the podcast reminded me of a story that I’d like to tell you: a few years ago, I started working as a programmer on a project in which there was a policy to include the … Continue reading

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Socks 5: Continuing Sending a Token

In this installment, we’ll first go over the answers to the questions from the previous installment, in which we introduced working, but less-than-perfect code.

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