Author Archives: Brendan Kenny

I love Firefox 3.6 loves Workers

This post is late (of course), but I wanted to put in a plug for Firefox 3.6. Tremendous, tremendous work has been done since 3.5 and it all shows. In many ways the drumbeat doesn’t even need to be codified … Continue reading

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This page best viewed with a quad-core CPU

[Update: this demo has evolved quite a bit and now has some actual interactivity and a few more options. See the updated version here.] I wanted to post the simple demo I mentioned in the last entry, compiled against the … Continue reading

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gwtBox2d, Worker Threads, and SpiderMonkey

I’m going to try and keep this update short so that I actually finish¬†editing¬†it and it can be published. I’ve also been inspired by David Humphrey’s recent posts about his work to expose <audio> data in Firefox (and his efforts … Continue reading

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Rip Van Winkle

Just saw this slide about Javascript engine speed in the video of Google’s latest Campfire One. Apologies for the youtube screengrab. I left for the Family Islands of The Bahamas (and $.10/MB internet) in the summer of 2006. I came … Continue reading

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Transformable DOM elements in GWT

In high school, any time I was bored in class I usually turned to programming my graphing calculator. I’m not sure what fancy compiler software they have now (TI doesn’t seem to be in a rush to update the hardware, … Continue reading

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Retrieving wordpress posts via JSON

Quick piece of code. I ended up using WordPress for my CMS because of my fairly simple needs, the fact that I’ve already played around in the code of some plugins and templates, and the fact that it seems fairly … Continue reading

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Hyperbinary representations and amateur-hour number theory

I’ve recently become rather obsessed with a math problem, and thought I’d try out my new LaTeX plugin (this one) by talking about it a bit. I came across this great article series on a non-standard proof of the countability … Continue reading

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