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A Treatise on Font Rasterisation With an Emphasis on Free Software

This article saved me. Explains hinting and anti-aliasing quite well, also includes an excellent description of the Linux font rendering stack.

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May 26, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Succint Description of UTF-8 Encoding

UTF-8: Bits, Bytes, and Benefits

May 26, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Linux Toolchain and Performance

I wonder what other gains can be had building everything using the methods described:

http://blog.mozilla.com/tglek/2010/04/12/squeezing-every-last-bit-of-performance-out-of-the-linux-toolchain/

April 13, 2010 Posted by | Software Development | , | Leave a comment

A libc Free World (part 2)

Starting to really like this series of articles. Here‘s part 2.

April 7, 2010 Posted by | Software Development | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fun with NULL Pointers

This article discusses using mmap to dereference NULL pointers without segfaulting.

Part II to follow shortly describing how to use this to exploit the Linux Kernel.

Edit: Part 1

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Hacking | , , | Leave a comment

An Illustrated Explanation of Distributed Version Control

This article graphically goes through some of the basics of distributed version control and explains how it differs from centralized version control.

There’s a reference to an hour long video of Linus talking about Git at the end.

March 31, 2010 Posted by | Software Development | , | Leave a comment

Opera Logo Rendered in Pure CSS

Opera Logo rendered in pure CSS using border-radii, gradients, and box shadows.  Doesn’t really look that bad on any of the modern browsers, with the exception of IE.

March 29, 2010 Posted by | WWW | , , , | Leave a comment

Mobile Web Use on the Rise

http://techcrunch.com/2010/03/29/opera-mini-sees-50-5-million-mobile-users-in-february-up-145-percent/

March 29, 2010 Posted by | WWW | Leave a comment

Top 10 One Liners from Command Line Fu

Don’t you hate it when you open up a read-only file in vim and then try to save it?

Hate no more:
http://www.catonmat.net/blog/top-ten-one-liners-from-commandlinefu-explained/

March 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

A libc Free World (or Why’s HelloWorld.out 11 KB?)

Hello from a libc-free world!

Update (2010/3/29):

Much along the  same vein: http://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/software/tiny/teensy.html

March 16, 2010 Posted by | Software Development | , , , , , , | Leave a comment