Headphone Review: PSB M4U 1 vs B&W P7

After graduating college, I started working fulltime at Amazon. I went from sprinting from class to class to staying indoors (professionally) for 8+ hours a day. I was forced to spend most of my day in front of a computer, sitting (or standing, thanks to my stand up desk) while I worked.

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Getting mac ready to compile Vapoursynth

Running IntelliJ with JDK 1.7 and Scala 2.10 on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Since the combination of OS X, Scala, and IntelliJ appear to be a moving target in the development world, I figured I'd go ahead and jot down how I got them up and running on my MacBook Pro. First things first, I used IntelliJ 13 (Community Edition), with Scala 2.10.3, which I installed using Homebrew (I will detail it below). In addition, I'm using the latest Java 7 JDK for Mac OS X from Oracle.

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Installing XBMC 12.2 on an ASRock ION 330HT

Here are some notes for an XBMC 12.2 (Frodo) install job that I did for a buddy of mine on his ASRock ION 330HT. We were both a little nervous about performing a full upgrade, but due to smart partitioning, everything upgraded perfectly.

Here's what I did...

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Pick Your CUDA Device at Program Runtime

Select your CUDA Device§

While conducting research on my thesis, there were several times where I wanted to test the efforts of my work on different CUDA cards. Luckily, I had access to a machine that contains 4 different CUDA cards, ranging from a GTX 480, to a Tesla C2050, to a Kepler K20Xm (there are two of these). This is all according to nvidia-smi of course.

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Profiling CUDA through Python with NVVP

For those of you who don't know, I'm currently pursuing my Masters in Computer Science. Part of this undertaking requires me to complete a thesis.

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W3 Total Cache and DONOTMINIFY

I use W3 Total Cache for all my of my website caching needs and usually it works great. There have been a few problems with the latest release, but that is for another post.

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Reading Unicode from raw_input in Python

This took me too damn long to figure out in Python, so a quick note.

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About the only good thing in iOS 6

iOS 6 has been all over the news recently with botched promises and new features (culminating in the new Maps application and the removal of a native YouTube app).

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Stopping BOINC from running on boot up in Ubuntu