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Concerning free software, programming, and whatever else I find interesting. Also the blog for my Web site, frigidcode.com.
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Haskell solves the problem of unexpected IO side effects

Posted 12-20-2012 at 02:40 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 12-20-2012 at 02:46 PM by hydraMax
Tags haskell, humor

Programmers are universally familiar with the challenges of dealing with unwanted side effects in IO operations. Few are aware, however, that the Haskell programming language provides a very straightforward approach to dealing with this problem, packaged in a convenient module:

http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/...RealWorld.html

The solution involves making available a full existential state as a retrievable value. This value...
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Logstalgia

Posted 12-08-2012 at 03:38 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

Here's a weird one that recently hit the Gentoo repositories:

Logstalgia

Basically, it replays the access log for your Web server - video game style! Using opengl, it transforms your Web log into a colorful version of Pong: each time you get a hit, the paddle for that virtual host (if in vhost paddle mode) intercepts the ball, also displaying the return code and the page accessed. Maintains a counter for the hits. Fun to watch, and also handy because you can adjust...
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The Evolution of a Haskell Programmer

Posted 11-26-2012 at 08:21 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

http://www.willamette.edu/~fruehr/ha...evolution.html

Rather humorous. Twenty five different ways that you would code the factorial function in Haskell, depending on how well-educated you are.
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Dance with the Devil: UEFI: Getting MS to sign our Pre-bootloader

Posted 11-21-2012 at 01:50 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 11-23-2012 at 11:45 PM by hydraMax

Found this hilarious, and sickening, link on Slashdot:

http://blog.hansenpartnership.com/ad...-uefi-signing/

It's an article written by the poor guy who is trying to get the Linux Foundation's pre-bootloader signed by Microsoft, so we all can install Linux on Microsoft-approved hardware (without disabling UEFI secure boot manually). Describes all the steps he had to go through, compromises he had to make, and agreements he had to sign in the process....
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UFEI Secure Boot: An Understandable Explanation

Posted 11-12-2012 at 05:13 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 11-21-2012 at 01:56 PM by hydraMax
Tags security

http://faif.us/cast/2012/sep/27/0x32/

This oggcast contains Matthew Garrett's discussion of UEFI and Secure Boot. It is the first explanation I've heard on the subject that really came across clearly.
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