Monthly Archives: January 2012

Welcome to Herb Sutter’s Jungle

In an effort to keep posting something here until I’m in the right place mentally to write about things that probably interest you, my dear friends, family, and online diabetes peeps, here’s another computing performance excerpt and link. (Working on … Continue reading

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We Need a New Mindset

Guy Steele drops a truth bomb. (From How to Think about Parallel Programming: Not!)

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Thinking Differently about Software Optimization

Yesterday morning while eating my “Free Wednesday Breakfast” chocolate croissant and fresh fruit with yoghurt, I watched an interview with John Nolan entitled “The State of Hardware Acceleration with GPUs/FPGAs, Parallel Algorithm Design.” In the spirit of giving back, I’m … Continue reading

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Now Hiring Image Processing Software Engineers

My group at work—the Image Processing and Geospatial Computing Group at MathWorks—is hiring a couple of software engineers. One of them could be you. We need someone with GPU and multicore programming skills. We’re looking for experience with CUDA, OpenCL, … Continue reading

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Age of Majority

Eighteen years ago today, Lisa and I had our first “official” date. We watched Bill Clinton give hist first “State of the Union” address to Congress. Aww . . . Now, our love has finally reached the age of majority. It can vote, … Continue reading

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To Paula Deen

Hey Paula! It’s true I’ve never watched any of your shows or tried any of your recipes, but I saw your picture on a magazine cover or two at the supermarket. Now that you’ve announced that you have type-2 diabetes, … Continue reading

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The Post Where I Talk Myself out of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter does funny things to me. Starting around Christmas time I start to feel a bit overwhelmed. New prezzies (usually) means new books to add to my reading list. Extra time off work means more opportunities to clean up the … Continue reading

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