The Cranky Sysadmin A world of technology, fun, and ignorant rants.

January 26, 2015

Rust and Project Euler

Filed under: Programming — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:54 pm

I stumbled across a neat language called Rust recently.  What makes it interesting to me is that it’s billed as a replacement for C that is type safe and memory safe without a garbage collector. Rust has been ported to Arm Cortex M4 and the lack of mandatory garbage collector means that it should run well on constrained systems. Apparently it also has a good concurrency model, but I don’t know much about that yet. I also recently discovered Project Euler, which is a bunch of curated math problems. Well, now I’ve started solving the Project Euler problems in rust. If you’re interested, you can find the few problems that I’ve solved so far on github. They’re probably not ideal solutions since I’m not an expert at math, rust, or efficient algorithms, but one has to start somewhere.

January 17, 2015

Roped In

Filed under: Uncategorized — Cranky Sysadmin @ 2:34 pm

At our last meeting, the Pentucket Radio Association elected me to the position of president. I hope that I can represent them well.

The club participates in several events during the year and ultimately, I’ll be responsible for their success. Like many other local clubs, we have some recruitment and outreach challenges and I will need to attend to those as well. I’ll blog about the more interesting public facing stuff, names excluded to protect the innocent.

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