CIGAR strings

When I first joined Seven Bridges my boss would be describing things and he would say "Do this with the CIGAR" or "compute that from the CIGAR". Reluctant to be found out so early I nodded sagely and made a furtive note in my notebook to check out what the heck a CIGAR was. You …

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CMake and XCode

Oddly enough, though I've been working on Macs for eight years now, I haven't used Xcode a lot and in the past I used Bloodshed C++¬†and eclipse. I also have fond memories of using vi and make with my IDE being a cluster of four terminals (code, compile, debug and run output, I think they …

Starting a project

It's that time of the decade again - to start a new hobby programming project that will probably span a few years, given that it's a side project. So I went through the usual decision tree and this time I decided to document it for my future self. Picking a language I really surprised myself. …