I recently managed to grab Limbo (and a few other excellent videogames) as a part of the 5th Humble Indie Bundle. I’d seen Limbo long before HIB5, but back then it’d only been released on XBLA, which is why I was overjoyed to see it on HIB5 (which usually means Linux compatibility.) Unfortunately it appears that the Linux version is a simple WINE wrapper over the Windows version....
Learning #1: Flask
This is a new series of posts wherein I’ll post about something at the start of a month, learn about it and experiment with it through the month. At the end of the month, I’ll make a post about all my experiments and learnings. To kick things off, this month, I’ll be doing: Flask, the Python microframework. Why Flask? I’ve been using Django for Python web...
Is Academic Performance Related to Age?
(This data was gathered from my school’s examination results.) Apparently not. It looks like academic performance has no correlation with age. However there’s a noticeable dip in the graph towards the “19+” end, which might be caused by these students failing and repeating the class (hence the age difference.) (The dataset consisted of 230 tenth-graders.)
How I Got My School's ICSE Exam Results.
First, have a look at ICSE Results (Loyola) and Prizewinners/Toppers (ICSE). It was as simple as this (farily hackish) Python script (which uses the awesome requests and BeautifulSoup libraries): Edit/Note: If you’re planning to use this for your own school, you should probably note that it doesn’t take subjects other than the ones taught at Loyola into account, so results...
An Easy Problem?
Quick, without much thought, how would you extract the sign of a 32-bit integer? The question isn’t difficult but is interesting as it gives you an insight into a person’s though process. Most low-level C hackers who don’t know better (like yours truly from about three or four years ago.) will start rambling about sign bits and two’s complement and whatnot. Funny, right? ...
The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are...– (I found this particularly interesting, especially in context — it was posted by a commenter on a HN thread about Groupon and what its fate might have been had it been bought by Google.)
Spamusement! (link) →
In the words of the creator, “Poorly-drawn cartoons inspired by actual spam subject lines!” Quite amusing.