One Nomad's Blog

This is Argyn's blog. I comment on topics of my interests such as software, math, finance, and music. Also, I write about local events in Northern Virginia, USA and all things related to Kazakhstan

Thursday, January 10, 2013

GWU has a list of Student Home Pages. Strangely enough it's impossible to get into it by following any links from the main page.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Flashlight without a battery



This is an old Soviet flashlight. It works from the energy generated by your wrists!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

PRMIA Quarterly Member Update is not quarterly at all

PRMIA has Quarterly Members Update magazine. What's funny's that it has never been quarterly! Here's the number of issues per year:

2002 - 24 (bi-monthly)
2003 - 15 (monthly-ish)
2004 - 13 (monthly-ish)
2005 - 10 (monthly-ish)
2006 - 11 (monthly-ish)
2007 - 6 (bimonthly)
2008 - 4 (ok, quarterly, at last!)
2009 - 3 (quarterly-ish)
2010 - 1 to date (yearly?)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

I got my talk accepted at JavaOne this year


It's quite exciting, but now I need to prepare the slides by Sept 3rd.


There's 18 competing sessions on JavaOne track, and 9 more in Oracle. This is intimidating. Is anyone going to show up on my session? :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Witold Lipski

It's a Pi Day today!

I thought it's fitting to post about Witold Lipski. In his short life (36 years) he managed to leave an impressive body of work. I love his monograph on combinatorics. It was printed in Soviet Union under title "Комбинаторика для программистов". It came with Pascal code and contained a wide range of algorithms. It's written clearly and very "applied" in style.