Category Archives: Coding Tips

The Actor/Message Passing System of Concurrency

Lately, a lot of research has gone into how to make concurrency easier, both conceptually and programmatically. One of the models, originally created by Erikkson for the language Erlang, is the Actor/Message Passing system. The idea behind this system is that you a dispatcher creating tasks in response to some data. Information about the tasks [...]
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First month of Vim

I’ve recently made the upgrade from the wonderful Mac text editor Textmate to Vim (in the form of MacVim). ¬†What initially led me away was a hope to be able to run SPSS syntax from within Vim, which would allow me to avoid SPSS 16′s abysmal syntax editor. ¬†While this turned out not to work [...]
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