February 16, 2007

Matter resolved

February 16, 2007 - Categories: life

After an intense week of conversation, the matter that had been on my
mind has been resolved. I think that things turned out in the
best way possible. Unbloggable details to be shared over hot chocolate
or cellphone; summary of decision to be posted on blog when finalized.

Random Emacs symbol: pcomplete-quote-arg-hook – Variable: *A hook which is run to quote a character within a filename.

The bin-packing problem

February 16, 2007 - Categories: geek

Every computer scientist learns, at some point, algorithms for solving
the bin-packing problem. That is: given a container of limited size
and objects of varying size and value, find the combination of items
that results in maximum value. As the exhaustive way of solving this
problem is, of course, exhausting, I choose the greedy heuristic: take
the items that mean the most to me and put them in.

So I take with me only the things with memories attached to them,
because those are the only things worth keeping anyway…

Random Emacs symbol: calendar-make-alist – Function: Make an assoc list corresponding to SEQUENCE.