Author Archives: fclaude


Yes, I’ve been lazy when it comes to writing here :-). I decided to go and write a short update on what’s been going on lately before going into my next post, which is going to take me a little … Continue reading

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Project/task management software – Qubity

Note: This old post does not have pictures anymore, but Daniel, one of the creators of Qubity, went on to build Instagantt, you should definitely check it out! Today I’m writing about something less technical. In fact, I would say … Continue reading

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Disk Crash, Recovering Files and Doing Backups

About one and a half weeks ago I had a disk crash. I didn’t lose anything, but was pretty close, mainly because I deleted by hand an important file :-(. It is interesting to talk about my disk crash because … Continue reading

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Land of LISP and Lazy Evaluation

One of my recent read was “Land of LISP” by Conrad Barski. It’s an unconventional programming book, packed with comics. Most examples are tiny games you can code in a couple of pages. I personally liked the book a lot, … Continue reading

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Finding the most significant bit

In one of the problems I’ve been working on with Diego Seco and Patrick Nicholson, we needed the most-significant-bit (msb) function as a primitive for our solution. As Diego pointed out today, this function was one of the bottlenecks of … Continue reading

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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks

I read this book, by Bruce Tate, some weeks ago and totally recommend it. You can buy it from amazon or the pragmatic bookshelf. What’s in it? From the title of the book is easy to get an idea. This … Continue reading

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Some interesting links

Of course, the previous post does not count, so I have to start with something. Here is a list of interesting talks/articles that I’ve seen lately. Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover Points out some problems in math education, … Continue reading

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New Web/Blog, Why?

I updated my Web and my blog (it used to be @wordpress). The main reason to do so was to get everything in one place and to move from to The main domain redirects to this page and … Continue reading

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Coming back to my blog

I haven’t written in here for a long time. There are many reasons for that, lots of things to do,  traveling, and time. Yet, the most important one, I didn’t know what to blog about. The main problem is not … Continue reading

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CSCBCE, WAA and Finland!

From May 20-22 we were hosting CSCBCE 2010 in Waterloo. I was part of the organizing committee so it was a very busy week. Everything went quite well, Bob (the chair of the conference) was able to get a lot … Continue reading

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