Perpendiculous Programming, Personal Finance, and Personal musings

2012.05.19

hand holding

Filed under: Meta,Personal — cwright @ 10:50 pm

Lately, Alias has been teaching our daughter how to hold our hand when we walk places. This is a relatively new experience for her, since she’s accustomed to us carrying her, putting her in a stroller, or leaving her to her own self-directed devices. Nevertheless, she’s picked the skill up well, and basically performs admirably. (more…)

2011.01.06

MMX (and not the ISA)

Filed under: Meta,Personal — cwright @ 11:10 pm

MMX was an instruction set added by Intel to its processor lineup in the mid 1990’s.  It was marketed as a parallelization technology (it wasn’t) that would accelerate your games (it didn’t).  Offering an integer-only instruction set to a world that had largely moved on to floating point wasn’t particularly interesting or useful (though it did have a few fun applications), but that didn’t stop me from writing about it a long long time ago here.  I won’t be elaborating further on that.  Instead, I’d much rather go over the other MMX, also known as 2010.

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2010.08.12

Ghost in the shell

Filed under: Meta,Personal — cwright @ 3:47 am

I was planning on some really cool technical junk for tonight’s post, but midway through the day I caught word of a friend’s death. (more…)

2010.02.08

First Week -or- The Craziest Story Ever Told

Filed under: Meta,Personal — cwright @ 1:12 am

I’ve been chilling in my new Cupertino apartment for about 3 days now.  Jet Lag still makes me wake up between 5 and 6am local time, but strangely allows me to stay up till midnight.  When I need to go somewhere, I walk, and until Alisa gets here next week, I likely won’t have much in the way of amenities.  Not that I’m in dire need, mind you — it’s just not a priority at the moment. (more…)

2009.06.24

Algorithmic

Filed under: Meta,Personal — cwright @ 12:02 am

The vast majority of my employment time is spent solving problems.  The remainder is spent in a sort of meta-problem-solving state, where I try to organize the order in which I should solve the problems that are outstanding to maximise some set of criteria (where the criteria is usually a tug between profits, personal curiosity, and getting people to shut up.) (more…)

2009.01.05

Vanity and prescience

Filed under: Meta,Personal — cwright @ 10:55 am

I am a somewhat vain person, and once I got my car, I decided to brand it with a variation of my name for my license place.  My name, being Christopher, could be somewhat shortened/abbreviated as “xtopher”. (more…)

2008.07.21

Fun with flats and fraud

Filed under: Meta,Personal — cwright @ 3:12 am

My posts have grown more and more infrequent as the wiles of life have started making things increasingly personal and private. Yet recently I’ve had a couple fun experiences that I suppose I could bore you with. 🙂
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2008.04.25

Frutition

Filed under: Meta — Tags: — cwright @ 11:54 pm

Years and years and years ago, I dreamed of getting a cool-sounding domain.  “Perpendiculous” is one such cool-sounding word.

Years and Years later, perpendiculous.com was taken, and I abandoned all hope of ever getting a cool-sounding domain name again. (more…)

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