System.Blog.Martens.Ben

The Tech Blog of Ben Martens

December, 2008

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About The Tech Blog of Ben Martens

I'm an SDET in the Connected Systems Division. The Calendar Printing Aassistance for Office is the first public product to be released from our group and is available with Office12.

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    Compressing Primes

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    A recent program contest at work challenged us to find as many Pythagorean triples as we could that contained at minimum of one prime. We had about a month to work on it. The first question was whether to write up a quick brute force attempt or to take...
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    Hard Drive Penalties

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    In an introductory programming class, I had a professor who explained CPU cache as sitting in a library and having the book in front of you. RAM was like going to a bookshelf. And hitting the hard drive was like ordering it from a store and waiting for...
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    Oslo on .NET Rocks

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    Chris Sells is a PM on our team and spent quite a while talking to Carl Franklin on episode #401 of .NET Rocks. It's a great simple (geeky) English explanation of what we're doing. http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=401
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