JavaScript Graphic Libraries

I’ve been looking at some JavaScript libraries to be used for data visualization – there are quite a few, from impressive heavy duty data visualization frameworks like D3 (which requires modern browsers that support SVG) through powerful vector rendering libraries like Raphaël that work across almost all browsers and versions using SVG or VML for …

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Linux and HP printers/scanners

While attempting to scan a document with my newly purchased HP Deskjet 3070 All-in-One Printer B611b from my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop I learned three things: There’s an excellent scanning software for Linux called XSane Ubuntu 12.04 comes with the drivers for most HP printers already built in, so there was nothing else needed other then …

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Combination Algorithms and the Natural Logarithm Base

While comparing the efficiency of my iterative method for generating combinations vs. the recursive method shown at the Rosetta Code site I picked up on a pattern that at first glance is not obvious so I’m still looking into it. It seems that the ratio of the efficiency between the algorithms seems to approach the …

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Future of mobile development

It took me a while to converge to a decision regarding what cross platform mobile development platform I should commit myself to (at least in the foreseeable future). After considering the various frameworks, I came to the understanding that MoSync is the winner for me. The reasons are that MoSync best matches my view on …

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Software reliability

Endless volumes have been written about the problems associated with the growing complexity of software. It is interesting how the ancient story about the tower of Babel seems to be materializing in the form of broken communications between software applications located on different hardware products and vendors. I don’t claim there is a silver bullet …

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