Brain overload…

Reed-Solomon codes, Galois field arithmetic, Berlekamp-Massey algorithm…

At least GPU programming with CUDA is reasonably straightforward, even if NVIDIA/Intel kinda screwed up the ION2 platform. Yes, the GPU got a bit faster, but come on — a single PCIe lane was the best you could do? Good enough for HD video decoding, but anything requiring actual bandwidth . . . → Read More: Brain overload…

Someone else’s summary…

So much of this seems so familiar…
http://blog.havenisms.com/a-case-study-in-enterprise-soul-smashing

One thing that is a bit of mystery to me is why so much time and money is spent (sorry, “invested”) in finding the bestofthebestofthebestsir, only to use them on dead-end projects where only the lowest common denominator skills are actually required. And why bother even filling your ranks with . . . → Read More: Someone else’s summary…

I’ll swallow your soul!

Note to self: If at all possible, stick to working for small companies or those that have retained the small company feeling. I always assumed people were exaggerating in their tales of trench wars between departments, or the sheer amount of hot air that can be produced and time that can be wasted without anything actually . . . → Read More: I’ll swallow your soul!

Smart & Gets Things Done

Drat. What used to be my default answer to the dreaded “what is your greatest strength” interview question has (danger, overly dramatic phrasing ahead) now been sacrificed on the altar of clichédom. I managed to successfully ignore the whole “GTD” mania and convince myself that “I get things done” is a half-decent answer, but now Joel Spolsky has gone . . . → Read More: Smart & Gets Things Done