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Il est passé par ici, il repassera par là – Suggested Portfolios February 21, 2010

Filed under: Invest — ilcourtilcourt @ 10:59

Suggested Portfolios

Last update: February 8th, 2010

In our recommendations to investors, we are increasingly emphasizing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) over conventional mutual funds because of their lower costs and greater tax efficiency.

via – Suggested Portfolios.


Sweet Home 3D : donation ware home modeling February 19, 2010

Filed under: Technology — ilcourtilcourt @ 08:25

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview.Available at, this program is aimed at people who want to design their interior quickly, whether they are moving or they just want to redesign their existing home. Numerous visual guides help you draw the plan of your home and layout furniture. You may draw the walls of your rooms upon the image of an existing plan, and then, drag and drop furniture onto the plan from a catalog organized by categories. Each change in the 2D plan is simultaneously updated in the 3D view, to show you a realistic rendering of your layout.

via Sweet Home 3D : Users guide.


A Singapore Taxi Driver’s Diary: Announcement February 11, 2010

Filed under: Life In Singapore — ilcourtilcourt @ 14:39

via A Singapore Taxi Driver’s Diary: Announcement.


How I wish I were not stuck on SVN

Filed under: Uncategorized — ilcourtilcourt @ 14:26

Launchpad is a Web-based platform for collaborative software development, and it’s designed to enable collaboration among programmers, users, and the wide spectrum of other kinds of contributors who participate in the process of building and deploying software. It provides free project hosting for open source software developers and offers a number of important features, including a bug tracker, a version control system, a package building service, mailing lists, and an integrated framework for managing crowdsourced translations.

via An introduction to collaborative development with Launchpad.


CHART OF THE DAY: In Case You Had Any Doubts About Where Microsoft’s Profit Comes From

Filed under: Technology — ilcourtilcourt @ 14:17

via CHART OF THE DAY: In Case You Had Any Doubts About Where Microsoft’s Profit Comes From. – The Use Of Assertions

Filed under: work — ilcourtilcourt @ 11:40

The Linux kernel sports just one thousand invocations of the macro in three million lines of code, an assertion density of just one per 3KLOC.

Historically, though, there’s been little good evidence they are effective. Till now. In a paper from Microsoft Research the authors compared the relationship between the density of the assertions and code quality.

via – The Use Of Assertions.


Embedded Systems Design –

Filed under: work — ilcourtilcourt @ 11:24

This code stinks!

At a recent Embedded Systems Conference, I gave a popular free talk titled “This Code Stinks! The Worst Embedded Code Ever” in which I used lousy code from real products as a teaching tool. The example code was gathered by a number of engineers from a broad swath of companies over several years.2

via Embedded Systems Design –