• CSThesis: Create Professional looking thesis

    As part of my undergradute thesis, I found a template (for LyX) to ease the pain of formatting a thesis in LaTeX. Making it look just right to me was very important. If your are writing a thesis, perhaps you feel the same way? If so, read on…

  • Why GNU Grep is fast

    Worth a read for those wishing to optimise programs that process a lot of data. It proves that less really is more…

  • Fish Shell for Ubuntu and OS X

    A great guide to get up to speed with Fish shell. What is Fish? It’s a shell written from the ground up to be more easily understandable the the traditional shells (bash, tcsh). I don’t know yet if I’ll switch (anything you can do in Fish can be made to work in Bash). It’s an interesting concept and I’ll try it for a while…

  • MSc in Computer Science at UCD

    I’ve recently decided to further my education by applying for a Masters in Computer Science at University College Dublin. It’s very different from a traditional masters course in that it is very much focused on industry, the term the University uses is “Negotiated Learning”. It was a colleague of mine that introduced me to it, I was not even aware that there was what I would call ‘non-strict masters’ (that is not a set-in-stone syllabus/research direction).

  • Quickly navigate your filesystem

    The article is a great tip for those who spend a good chunk of the working day on the command line. I made some adjustments to Bash completion code to get it to work on Mac OS X:

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