Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mathematica-Compatible Notebook

(*********************************************************************** Mathematica-Compatible Notebook This notebook can be used on any computer system with Mathematica 4.0, MathReader 4.0, or any compatible application. The data for the notebook starts with the line containing stars above. To get the notebook into a Mathematica-compatible … Continue reading

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time

Linux includes a command called time, which rather than reporting the current time (that’s “date”), is a kind of meta command that can be used to measure the resource usage of the execution of another command. Running the hash index … Continue reading

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Een archief is een organisch geheel

An archive is an organic whole In de vorige paragraaf is uiteengezet hoe een archief ontstaat ten gevolge van de werkzaamheden van een college of een ambtenaar, hoe het archief altijd de neerslag is der functiën van dat college of … Continue reading

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Data entry as work

No matter how good the scheme, its scope is limited by the fact that data entry is never an easy task, and there are never enough resources or trained personnel to make it happen. Not only will there inevitably be … Continue reading

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Disk Usage Treemap

The Gnome Disk Usage Analyzer (aka baobab) tool provides a means of graphically representing the contents and relative sizes of files on a hard drive. In this case the visualisation is a Treemap.

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Oh, human fart

Quotes from an article written for Framework: The Finnish Art Review.  From leaving the body to leaving the earth (first sentence and last paragraph of the article). Man is a machine. A machine produced by evolution. I find it impossible … Continue reading

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The blind leading the blind

With privacy law, copyright, one can only look at an archive blindfolded. Before tedious negotiations take place, images, sounds, videos of the archive cannot be published. They still can remain in the archive though. Can we therefore access the archive … Continue reading

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An average image

Following the definition found in this page, an average image is an image that gives equal weight to each of the component images, combining them to make a whole. Given a folder of the Kurenniemi’s archive, all its images would … Continue reading

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du

du -h (disk usage, with “human” option) is a very basic and common tool for interrogation of the data stored on a hard drive. It simply dumps a list of the names of files and folders, with the amount of … Continue reading

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Screenshots of the day

a rough interface for the database, rather a rough index, a utility for the scheduler (more on this later). Trying to figure out the whole system …

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