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Posted 05-26-2012 at 05:22 PM byrobertvi Updated 05-27-2012 at 04:20 AM byrobertvi
Running a Genetic Algorithm on an Amazon EC2 Cluster
I've started working on a simple tool to run genetic algorithms on a Linux cluster. I'm using MIT's StarCluster utility to create an on-demand Linux cluster on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service. Using this as a starting point it should be pretty easy to deploy as much computing power as I want (budget permitting).
Posted 08-01-2011 at 11:34 AM byrobertvi Updated 11-22-2011 at 04:16 PM byrobertvi
I recently bought a new laptop from dabs.com preinstalled with windows 7, and have now set it up as a dual boot ubuntu/windows 7 machine. So far I only use win7 for playing eve-online. Here are some notes about the laptop and install process in case they are of any use to anyone considering buying a new laptop for linux.
Posted 09-27-2010 at 07:36 AM byrobertvi Updated 08-01-2011 at 01:11 PM byrobertvi
One of the most annoying things for a programmer is a text editor which is trying to automatically
indent the source code in a different way than the coder wants. I use an editor called kate from the KDE project, and I'm currently trying to figured out what the heck is going on with automatic indentation, and thought I would document the process in the hope of helping someone else avoid this problem. I'm using Kate version 3.4.2. [Jump to the summary at the end if you're in a hurry] ...
Posted 04-15-2009 at 10:29 PM byrobertvi Updated 04-15-2009 at 10:30 PM byrobertvi
I'm writing a virtual machine in C. This is mainly to teach myself more about how computers work, but maybe of interest to other people. I was inspired by listening to Steve Gibson on the security now podcast talk about the PDP-8. He is planning to write his own complete operating system for this early computer as a fun project.
The PDP-8's instruction set sounds a bit too restrictive to me, so I have tried to come up with a minimum level of complexity that would allow me to write...
Posted 03-13-2009 at 03:34 AM byrobertvi Updated 03-13-2009 at 08:24 AM byrobertvi
today I took the disk (see previous post /questions/blog/robertvi-358970/problems-with-new-external-hard-disk-1711/) back to the shop with my receipt, and a helpful attendant plugged it into a windows laptop there, and noticed that it said "this device can perform faster" meaning that it was only working as a usb1 device (uhci, not ehci) under windows as well. so i swapped the disk for a 320GB one, after she first checked the new disk by plugging it into the windows laptop.