During work on my thesis the question popped up how signals generated by the SIGPROF timer were handled in multithreaded code. Signal handlers are process specific to it could have been that one random thread handled the sent signal. As I could not a find a suitable explanation in the intertubes…
I still receive a lot of hits for my earlier post about how to export Excel charts to PDF in order to include them in a LaTeX document. Various keywords also indicate that a lot of people want to kind of automate that process and export many charts at once. Luckily…
StayFocusd is cruel:
During my Bachelor thesis I used LeechBlock to stop me from spending to much time on my favorite webpages, but as I am not using Firefox anymore (I only have 4GB of memory in this machine) StayFocusd does the job just as well for chrome.
[Update: As Rob has pointed out in the comments, there are now official ones available at: http://aka.ms/AzureSymbols]
Cool, Visio Azure stencils:
Wohoo.. my thesis project is coming together, today I got the first output that actually provided information about the benchmarked application. Great accomplishment even though it’s just a simple hybrid (OpenMP, MPI) jacobi:
[lwm2] lwm2-analysis.c:11 ————————————————–
[lwm2] lwm2-analysis.c:12 Run successfully completed
[lwm2] lwm2-analysis.c:21 Wallclock time: 6.34 s
[lwm2] lwm2-analysis.c:28 ————————————————–
At the moment I’m using the excellent Pomodoro application on my Mac for tracking all my pomodoros during the day. While it already supports changing your Adium/Skype status to DND with a custom message during a pomodoro I also wanted to suppress Outlook “new mail” notifications.
Fortunately Pomodoro supports executing AppleScript…
As we all know data is everything in optimizing and improving web pages. Until last week Impera lacked the functionality to display data over time. Even though we were able to show some snapshots of certain metrics (in German):
there was no continuous tracking and measuring enabled. On Friday I finally…