Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sungard == Fail

It's now been over two minutes since I first clicked "edit" in the CMS. "Loading" it tells me. That is bull! I can download and watch a movie in the time that it's "loading". We spent IIRC, around a quarter million on this whole website redesign+CMS, and it's a complete failure at being anything remotely near awesome. It sucks and requires you to flip flop between Firefox and IE. And somehow they think it's worth an insane amount of money. For the price I could have made something 10x as good and infinitely faster, probably in the same amount of time. And most of that would be doing what I'm pretty much already doing in school - learning how to write the darn thing. Still, it loads. Forever will it go.

When it comes to spending money on sane things, University of Central Arkansas fails.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Getting started in Common Lisp on Ubuntu. - This article will explain the necessary steps to install a common lisp on your Ubuntu machine. By the end of this article you should be able to write some simple Common Lisp programs. It uses [url=http://clisp.cons.org/]GNU CLISP[/url] and is mainly geared toward Ubuntu, though should work on Debian.

Getting started in Common Lisp on Ubuntu.

I'm going to be doing a project on LISP (I think) - I've heard it's a good language to learn and incredibly powerful. So yay, team!

Also, today I parted ways with my now-ex-teammate in my Principles of Programming class. I wrote 460 lines of Python code to create a tokenizer and an analyzer, and packaged it all together on my own. Part of the discord among the two of us was based on my lack of desire to teach him about the project. Part of it was based on his apparent lack of desire to educate himself.

I don't particularly enjoy having to do all the work on my own, but I enjoy even less trying to help people who don't put forth much more than a modicum of effort. So this next project I'm either flying solo or may get another partner. This next time I'm asking for applicants :p

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Official Gmail Blog: Fast new windows

Official Gmail Blog: Fast new windows
Unfortunately, we weren't able to make this work in Internet Explorer, so to see the speed-up, you'll need to be using Mozilla Firefox, Apple's Safari, or Google Chrome.

Because when you're not standards compliant, who cares about complying with you?

Just one more reason to stop ab(using) the Internet (Explorer).