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Currently employed as a Programmer Analyst.


Apr
8
answered What is the difference between an array and a vector?
Apr
8
awarded  Critic
Feb
14
revised Measuring “novelty” of data
extra word
Feb
14
revised Measuring “novelty” of data
more precise wording
Feb
14
revised Measuring “novelty” of data
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Feb
14
comment Measuring “novelty” of data
Possibly, although that leads me to wonder about how white noise would be treated. If the stream is just totally random, ie incompressible in the usual sense, then my definition for novelty would fall apart. Taken as a whole, there would be nothing statistically significant about the stream, but sections of the frame could appear to be very "novel."
Feb
14
awarded  Student
Feb
14
asked Measuring “novelty” of data
Jan
17
answered Help putting together an Open Source Friendly contract but does not allow day job work to be Open Sourced
Nov
11
comment Advise how to write a simple test for this javascript snippet?
Of course, it can be helpful to mess around writing your own unit testing api as a learning exercise. Just remember the programmer's virtues ( c2.com/cgi/wiki?LazinessImpatienceHubris ) if you start to think about using them for a project, and use a library instead.
Nov
11
comment Is the Observer pattern adequate for this kind of scenario?
It would be nice if the absolute values were only updated when they were accessed, maybe keyed off of a frame counter. That way you wouldn't be processing the entire subtree every time its root moved, only the bits you care about for that frame.
Nov
11
comment How to ensure that a member variable is initialized before calling a class method
Something else to ask yourself: why are you offering a way to set the variable outside of the constructor if it needs to be initialized anyway?
Nov
11
awarded  Commentator
Sep
6
answered Is learning C essential for Computer Science?
Aug
12
revised Karger's algorithm for bin-packing?
Corrected spelling, structure
Aug
12
suggested suggested edit on Karger's algorithm for bin-packing?
Jul
9
comment Writing unit test only for applications that requires them
Generally, applications that don't need unit testing are either A) already so specific/complex that you can't unit test, or B) so simple that unit testing would be more complicated than the subject of your tests. IOW embedded systems, existing "enterprise level" cludge, and bash scripts.
Jul
8
awarded  Organizer
Jul
8
revised How to identify (business) processes for automation?
junk phrasing, focus, correct tags
Jul
8
suggested suggested edit on How to identify (business) processes for automation?