Compressing Primes

A recent program contest at work challenged us to find as many Pythagorean triples as we could that contained at minimum of one prime. We had about a month to work on it. The first question was whether to write up a quick brute force attempt or to take some time to come up with…


Oslo on .NET Rocks

Chris Sells is a PM on our team and spent quite a while talking to Carl Franklin on episode #401 of .NET Rocks. It’s a great simple (geeky) English explanation of what we’re doing.


Hard Drive Penalties

In an introductory programming class, I had a professor who explained CPU cache as sitting in a library and having the book in front of you. RAM was like going to a bookshelf. And hitting the hard drive was like ordering it from a store and waiting for it to come. While those numbers aren’t…