Author Archives: Maciej Piechotka

Don’t write your own build system

The title might be a bit controversial but at least it is catchy one. Recently I’ve seen a few posts about Shake, a make replacement with several improvements (such as more flexible dependency specification). There are also examples how to … Continue reading

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Statically typed red-black trees

I have met with claims that the static typing is useless as it is not mathematical proof (OK – for those knowing the discussion – I exaggerated a lot). However to large extend the static typing is prove of some … Continue reading

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(Rant) Difference between good and useful slides

Fortunately or unfortunately the presentations tend to be more and more popular sources of information. Be it a new library, language or future direction of a project the only possible way is either attend some presentation or watch it later.

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Scripting in GNOME

Every time now and then we want to automate tasks. Sometimes it is just a repetitive task and sometimes we want to do a complex task without having to remember each particular step. If the task is not general enough … Continue reading

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So the blog is on Wordpress.com now

Unfortunately  the previous host was unreliable to say the least. During last crash I lost two posts (one note very interesting about libgee 0.7 and one about general thought on debugging). The recent security breach caused lost of trust into it from … Continue reading

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Hosting problems

I finally restored blog after my provider total RAID failure which resulted in xfs corruption of partition where the databases were located (as well as corruption of partition where the blog was). Unfortunately not all data was retrieved so there … Continue reading

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I'm going to Desktop Summit

I'm goint to Desktop Summit

I’m going to Desktop Summit

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