Sorting algorithm visualization

Last evening I tried to explain my 13 y.o. daughter what is an algorithm. She seen some basic stuff at code.org already and had some misunderstanding what algorithm really is. So, again, I was trying to explain it with whiteboard and a marker, drawing steps of bubble sort…

nuget.config - Specify ‘packages’ Folder Location

Unfortunately, the official way to specify 'packages' folder location never worked for me. Every time I copy and paste the official snippet, it just does not work. I have no idea why, but when I use this snippet, everything just works as I want it to! <?xml version="1…

Playing games backwards

Many games have a clear objective which is to achieve maximum score by following game rules. This is de facto, but turns out some games become deadly difficult if you reverse the objective. Try playing a Reversi exactly opposite, i.e. take as little cells as possible. My personal record…

Lenovo W530 Rainbow Screen Glitch

Here is what I experienced last evening. My laptop was high on drugs I guess, but it was not... "This issue is mechanical in nature and not related to software." ...is what I discovered reading the paper published on Lenovo Support site. I had no external LCD monitor to help…

Azure price reductions

Nice e-mail I got today - Azure prices are going down again. Expect to see almost a 50% price drop. Announcing price reductions on Azure Block Blob Storage and Standard Memory Intensive Windows and Linux Virtual Machines (VMs) Effective May 1, 2014, we are reducing prices of Block Blob Storage…

How people are collaborating at Github

What can beat simplicity of a plain list with subitems when you break down huge task into an hierarchy of sequences of simple atomic actions? What can beat good CVS when it comes to changes tracking? And what happens when these two are combined together? Guys at Gihub have done…