Posted by Ed on September 26, 2009
The man behind xkcd is Randall Munroe. He gave a pretty entertaining talk at Authors@Google. Learn about how he tried to solve a Rubik’s Cube while being drunk, worked on a complex resistor puzzle, asked Donald Knuth about an anecdote (Donald Knuth is the inventor of TeX) and what xkcd stands for (watch the video below):
The comics referred to in the video are:
Ballmer Peak, Python, Nerd Sniping, Pix Plz
One comic that I like is Purity.
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Posted by Ed on September 20, 2009
In the following I will explain what Object Oriented Programming means in Java. And you will see that it is easy to understand once you’ve grasped the notion of an object. I encourage you to copy the code and run it in Java.
What is an object?
Definition: An object in Object Oriented Programming is characterized by
a) its attributes (properties)
b) methods that do something with the attributes (for example change them)
For example Homer Simpson is Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ed on September 6, 2009
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Posted by Ed on September 1, 2009
I noticed that when I drink milk after a workout the soreness doesn’t last so long. But there’s an even better drink: Chocolate milk. It has something to do with the ratio of carbohydrates to protein. Watch the video and read the articles below.
Chocolate Milk: The New Sports Drink? by Richard Sine
Post-Workout Chocolate Milk by Jeff Bayer
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