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A Walk Down Compiler Lane

May is compiler month for our technical lecture series.  Kalani Thielen kicked off the topic with a presentation on his lambda calculus compiler written in Haskell. From the language definition all the way down to machine code generation and register allocation in only an hour.

Some of us got a little lost in the language definitions, but I was drawn back in when we got to assembler – so there was something for everyone.

Dow Drops 1000 points – No Fair — Do over.

Intraday Chart

The Dow dropped 1000 points out of nowhere then snapped back.  Later the trades were canceled.  It was a very strange afternoon.  One Lab49er saw his portfolio fall 30%, then snap back.  He was going to make some orders, but the whole episode was over in a flash and financial websites were overwhelmed and sluggish at best.  Yahoo and Google finance slowed to a crawl, but MoneyCentral seemed to keep going.

The End (of the Netbook Era) is Nigh

This article says netbooks are on the way out.  Or not…

Linq For JavaScript

Hopefully I don’t get deep enough into JavaScript to need jslinq,but its nice knowing its there.  If only I could get intellisense for that…   Ahhh, Intellisense.

Capital Markets Course In Session

It slipped my mind until one of the Lab49 new hires mentioned it, but the Capital Markets course is run about twice a year and people are taking it right now.  Good luck guys, its worth it.  Hopefully you got the same inspiring speech my class did.

Google Code University – Hacking 101

Google will teach you how to hack with this cheesy app.

Four Stages of Good Grief

imageThose of us who sit near the recruiting team have a front row seat to the multiple choice tech testing which leads me to constantly wonder about the questions:

Do I know that?

Was I supposed to know that?

Don’t I know that?

What the heck is that?

Wait a minute – what language are they testing?

Lately the answer is Flex.  The questions sound like stuff I know but I can never pick an answer.

Twins? Separated At Birth?

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