Monthly Archives: September 2014

Signed Integer Arithmetic Doesn’t Always Overflow

I’m in a computer architecture class at UT. This is fine and dandy. Recently we got a homework/lab, and some people started noticing that one of the reference functions didn’t perform correctly on all machines. Here’s the offending code: int … Continue reading

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Flickr Image Resolutions

Out of a sample of 6511 random cat images taken from Flickr, 640×640 represents 31% of all image resolutions. Below is my chart covering the cumulative distribution of the 731 distinct image resolutions: As we can clearly see, 10% of … Continue reading

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Dear Prior Owner of Eric Foner’s “Give Me Liberty!” Second Edition Textbook

Dear Prior Owner of Eric Foner’s “Give Me Liberty!” Second Edition Textbook: Your note was received intact, whoever you are. And you’re right. It did make me smile. Thank you.  

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