A couple of weeks ago, Isamu Kaneko, a Japanese software engineer and research associate at Tokyo University, was arrested for programming. The reason? He wrote the extremely popular (in Japan) anonymous file-sharing program Winny.
It’s been a while since my last update here; twelve days, according to the date below.
The German chain Media Markt is a fairly good place to buy computer hardware and accessories. It’s cheap and well-stocked. There are a few shops here in Belgium, and I’m looking forward to when their new branch in the centre of Brussels opens in the near future.
Here’s a very quick method for finding anagrams that I came up with this afternoon. It’s fairly straightforward, but also very efficient and, I think, interesting, so I’m sharing it here.
(With apologies to Gandhi.)
Although the fact that George W Bush is a dangerously misguided and incompetent president ought by now to be glaringly obvious to anyone with a functioning cerebellum, this clip shows that he’s just as much of an oaf at a personal level, as he wipes his glasses on someone else’s jacket while she’s still wearing it:
I’ve been working on a search engine, and one of the issues that I had to consider was how many bytes to allocate to page indexing. I decided to consult the master. The search engine that I’m making isn’t scanning the whole internet, and so will not approach the number of pages that Google is indexing, but it gives me an idea.