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Wirth's Law and the AntiVirus
I've been experiencing Wirth's law firsthand lately. Wirth's law basically states that "Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster". This is no place more apparent than the antivirus programs we are all forced to run on our computers these days. I have a pretty good development machine with dual core processors and lots of memory. Yet I constantly find my machine bogged down taking way too long to do things. Especially in Visual Studio. It gets very frustrating when you're ......

Posted On Thursday, June 24, 2010 9:44 AM

ExplorerCanvas and JQuery
I am working on a Javascript app (CloudGraph) that uses HTML5 canvas and JQuery. I'm using ExplorerCanvas to support canvas in IE. I recently came across an interesting problem. What I was trying to do is restore the user's settings when the page is loaded by reading some information from a cookie that I set the last time the user accessed the application. One of these settings is the size of the canvas. I decided that the best place to do this would be when the document is ready using JQuery $(document).ready(). ......

Posted On Monday, June 7, 2010 10:21 AM

Finite Numbers and ExplorerCanvas
I was working on my online mathematical graphing application, CloudGraph, and trying to make it work in IE. The app uses the HTML5 canvas element to draw graphs. Since IE doesn't support canvas yet I use ExplorerCanvas to provide that support for IE. However, it seems that when using excanvas, if you try to moveTo or drawTo a point that is not finite it loses it's mind and stops drawing anything else after that. I had no such problems in Firefox or Chrome so it took me awhile to figure out what was ......

Posted On Thursday, June 3, 2010 10:41 AM

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