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By Richard on April 29, 2008
As someone who’s always interested in the performance of software, I haven’t found many comparisons or benchmarks of compilers. Of particular interest to me are optimizations possible when using SIMD instruction sets. Thus, it was a pleasant surprise to discover that someone had already done a benchmark by comparing execution times of x264 and oggenc […]
By Richard on April 21, 2008
This made my day: In a post on Would you recommend software engineering [as a profession] to a young person?: “Service to others brings happiness…. not software, not even Java”
Posted in Computer Stuff
By Richard on April 16, 2008
Full Moon wo Sagashite Kimi ga Nozomu Eien Now and Then, Here and There Hoshi no Koe and now, Desperate Housewives, whose last episode of the first season has the dubious distinction of having made me laugh and cry at the same time. Oh the pain!
By Richard on April 13, 2008
So what’s going on with Windows these days?
Posted in Technology
By Richard on April 6, 2008
The Bush Administration is known as the most secretive one in history, according to the number of confidential documents created during the regime. One particular badly-kept secret of the administration is its use of military contractors in Iraq. This allows the occupation forces to go beyond the normal military limits in terms of interrogation and […]