Monthly Archives: May 2012

an executable Mandelbrot Set plotter in C, for the Linux console

Here is an executable Mandelbrot Set plotter in C, for the Linux console. The Mandelbrot set is computed using a simple formula: x’ = x^2 + x0 We plot a coloured point at x0, if the sequence starting there escapes toward infinity. … Continue reading

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Linux man 2,3 quick reference

Linux man 2,3 quick reference I wrote a script to extract the useful “synopsis” section, from Linux man pages in sections 2 and 3, the syscalls and library calls.  This can be good to see what calls there are, and … Continue reading

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dear PLA readers; beer; parsing XML with perl regular expressions

dear PLA readers, I value my membership of Planet Linux Australia. Around 75% of my blog posts are on-topic for PLA, directly related to Linux or Programming.  I counted them. I have made three potentially offensive off-topic political posts in … Continue reading

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Our tap water, with added fluoride (and Uranium 238) -> bone cancer, Alzheimers disease

From wikipedia:  “The history of water fluoridation can be divided into three periods … The third period, from 1945 on, focused on water fluoridation, which added fluoride to community water supplies.” Do you recognize that year, 1945?  Yes, that’s the year … Continue reading

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vim plugin of the month, diff chunks of files

This vim plugin can run vimdiff, on two versions of a function in different files, etc. http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=3745 Usage: 1. visual select some function in one file 2. :'<,’>Linediff 3. select the other version of function in other (or same) file … Continue reading

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Austrlia’s Corrupt Political System

to Mr. Adam Bandt, MP for Melbourne Thank-you for your great work as the Greens MP for Melbourne.  You must be happy to have achieved such a great victory for the Greens, by getting elected to the so-called “house of … Continue reading

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