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‍‍ז׳ מרחשון תשס״ז - Saturday, October 28th, 2006

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I always wondered why no one spell checks signs...

Identifying Big Endian or Little Endian Progmatically

‍‍ה׳ מרחשון תשס״ז - Friday, October 27th, 2006

Most (99%+) of microprocessors available to the consumer and/or embedded market are either Big Endian or Little Endian; this almost never actually matters. However, sometimes one needs to write endian specific code. Here's how to have code identify if it's running on a big endian or little endian machine:
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Tehillim Followup #2

‍‍ה׳ מרחשון תשס״ז - Friday, October 27th, 2006

Two name changes:
Chaya Sara Leah bas Frummis
Gittel bas Chaya Sara Leah
Thanks

Duff's Device

‍‍ד׳ מרחשון תשס״ז - Thursday, October 26th, 2006

No C programmer can call himself (or herself) a real programmer without having seen (and been amazed by) Duff's Device. It was invented as a more efficient alternative to regular loop unrolling used in copying bytes from memory to a register (each byte went to the same address in memory), by handling the case when there are "leftover" bytes after a full unroll.
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Even more changes to Hebrew Dates!

‍‍א׳ מרחשון תשס״ז - Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Latest changes:

  • Lots of code cleanup.
  • Easier to add languages (I'd like to add an academic spelling as well)
  • Support for full names (Marcheshvan, Menachem Av)
  • XHTML 1.1 compliant! (span rtl)

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