Category Archive: Coding Insights

Feb
24

Extending C

I love C.  I enjoy being able to implement my ideas quickly in a manner that will compile, with optimization, and run relatively fast.  I also enjoy, academically, having to truly understand the structures I will be employing.  Without a solid understanding of a concept, I will not be able to implement it directly in …

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Feb
17

Interesting Side Effect when Bit Shifting

Last week I received a question from a student in the course I TA that I had no immediate answer for.  This student was playing with basic bit shifting operations in C when they attempted to perform a left shift by 32 bits.  Each shift to the left by one performs a simple set of …

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Feb
16

Indexing Media

Last summer I had a task to play sounds from a large library in response to both user and system generated events.  The recording artist delivered the product in the format of a raw session, with a single delivered session that contained all of the relevant phrases , spoken at a slow cadence.  Not having …

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Jul
04

Forward Declaration

In the spirit of keeping this as a personal blog to record my own progress, I have decided to limit my posts to observations and overviews, instead of writing any form of tutorials or guides. For my first insight, the sorcerer in me tried to blast through creation of a series of interconnected controllers while …

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