Monthly Archives: November 2012

Java Executors, Continuations, and Small Step Semantics

In my book club at work, we’re discussing the book Java Concurrency in Practice by Brian Goetz et al. This Tuesday, we talked about Chapter 8, Applying Thread Pools, and in particular about how to correctly size thread pools. Listing … Continue reading

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Practice Pays Off!

I reviewed the video recording of my first company-wide internal talk, which I gave twice together with one of my colleagues on October 23 and 25. Practice really pays off! I’ve never practiced this much for any talk, not even … Continue reading

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XPS 8300 Shortcomings

So, now that I have disposed of my old Dimension 9200, I realize that the new (well, year-old?) XPS 8300 isn’t really all that expandable. The Dimension 9200 absolutely crushed it in that category. In the Dimension 9200, I could … Continue reading

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RIP, Dell Dimension 9200

My old Dell Dimension 9200 computer broke yesterday. I took a look at it today and couldn’t figure out what the problem was. Just diagnostic lights 1, 2, and 3 lit, which according to Dell’s Users Guide means “other failure.” … Continue reading

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