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My favourite feature of Kindle is that, it is easy to look up new words while reading. I’d also want to easily review the words I’ve looked up. Here’s the feature list of the vocabulary-building application I am conceiving: Keep track of the words I’ve looked up while reading. Each record should have the following […]

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Nine Men’s Morris

Dirk has programmed a game “Nine Men’s Morris” during his September vacation. He exerted every effort on the AI algorithm, GTK UI programming and the Debian/Windows package building ( If anyone sponsors him a Mac box, he will also release an installer for Mac. 😉 ). We have compared his program to many existing Morris […]

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frustrated today….

need a hug now….

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Months ago my mother-in-law sent us a newspaper from Tübingen. It says in Tübingen, several middle schools start to offer Chinese as foreign language course, and students can take the Chinese exam for Abitur (you can understand it as Germany’s SAT of high school children). I thought the children would need some special staff paper […]

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Tile plugin of Compiz

Among many plugins of the desktop manager Compiz Fusion, “Tile” is not the flashiest but one of the most useful plugins. I’m one of the programmers who need to look up API documentations/Wikis or cookbook/example repositories from time to time. I have a 22′ wide screen, fire Tile’s “Vertical Tile” command, API documentation and the […]

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groovy is different

I started to learn and use Groovy last month. I feel like Groovy is like a programming language “Eintopf“, it aggregates some best characteristics of a variety of programming languages. No matter which programming style you prefer – procedural, functional, object-oriented, meta-programming, static typed, dynamic typed… – Groovy has much to offer. The most beautiful […]

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Today I arrived at this page when I was checking out information about the MySql Falcon engine: http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/Falcon Below is the part I found amusing: Falcon is NOT … Jim (Starkey) ‘s been at this for a long time, there have been some changes since he wrote his first database at DEC: Uni-processors to multi-core […]

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Download the pdf keymap: eclipse-ganymede-keymap.pdf In office I work with IDEA and Microsoft Visual Studio C++ on Windows. At home I use Eclipse on Debian Lenny/Sid (Desktops managed by Compiz-fusion B-) ). These programs have very different key bindings, I want cheatsheets for quick look-ups. IDEA ships with a pdf keymap. There are keymaps for […]

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Most of the time, I work with various APIs. The quality of the API documentation significantly influence my efficiency. My favourite is the cookbook-ish API doc always with some quintessential examples showing how to use the API calls to accomplish a certain task. A cookbook-ish User-Howto plus API reference listing the UMLs of the API […]

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