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Physicist/Artist who fools around with electrons, photons, pixels and bits. Currently in San Diego, formerly of Socorro NM, Orlando FL, Boulder CO, Ann Arbor and other places in Michigan.

Mainly, I've been making 2D and 3D illustrations and animations, writing explanations for things in physics, astronomy and electronics, writing software for image processing and science number-crunching, and teaching the cats to do my work for me. Regrettably, the latter endeavor has been a total failure.


Apr
5
comment How Scala Developers Are Being Interviewed
Great answer overall, but +1 especially for the short list of "wrong reasons". The same pathologies can be found in C++ fanatics.
Apr
3
comment Help with design structure choice: Using classes or library of functions
One potential nice thing about this, depending on how it'll be used, is the constructor for GaussianBlur can take a radius, and each effect can have whatever number of parameters, providing an object that can be used to process any number of images the same way. In contrast, a function taking all the parameters each call would have to repeat any precomputation, e.g. convolution kernels or lookup tables. While the idea of an ImageProcessor being a function not an object seems reasonable, there is this potential need for state, to hold precomputed data.
Jan
8
revised Fast fourier transform based multiplication algorithm
Add mention of need for padding
Jan
8
answered Fast fourier transform based multiplication algorithm
Jan
2
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Sep
11
comment Is nesting typedefs a good style?
Relevant: stackoverflow.com/q/759512/10468
Sep
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Jul
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Jul
13
comment Create and delay task for 24 hours
Would the 'after' command do the job? If not, why?
Jul
13
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Jul
13
revised static-analysis wiki description
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Jul
13
revised static-analysis wiki excerpt
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Jul
13
answered When should we stop work and make tool?
Jul
13
wiki created static-analysis description