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  • ThomasPowell 9:52 am on June 25, 2005 Permalink | Reply  

    Caro’s Fundamental Secrets of Winning Poker 

    I borrowed this book from the library, both because it happened to show up in a catalog search, and because I recognized him from Poker Superstars II. Format is the Who Moved My Cheese? of poker. I see it as a motivational quick-read vs. providing detailed stategy: about 10 pages for each game, large print, with 1/3 page blackboards summarizing main points. The book is short enough that there’s no risk in picking it up and reading it: at 150 large print pages, it’s a quick read.

  • ThomasPowell 9:34 pm on June 8, 2005 Permalink | Reply  

    The Mythical Man-Month 

    The classic software engineering essay collection turns 20 years old. Interesting perspectives from 1975, 1986, and 1995. "Four new chapters" Chapter 18 is a re-examination of the original 1975 essays. Some minor clarifications are brought to light by time, but most assertions still prove completely true.

  • tech0x20 11:47 am on June 7, 2005 Permalink | Reply  

    remotesplit for cscope revisited 

    I’ve decided to go with a remote tactic that’s slightly more reliable than my previous tactic: Name the gvim server by the contents of the $DISPLAY variable. I have side-by-side PCs with their own X-servers, so I want to send the file to the gvim server that is outputting the same place as my cscope session. I now grep the $DISPLAY out of the gvim server list, to determing whether I am going to set up a new server or use an existing one.

    My remotesplit:

    gvim –serverlist | grep -i "$DISPLAY" 2>/dev/null
    if [ $? -ne 0 ]
       gvim –servername $DISPLAY $*
       gvim –remote-send “<ESC>:sp $CSCOPE_ROOT/$2<CR>:0<CR>:$1<CR>:-1<CR>” 2>/dev/null

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