1/26/15 Gil's LotD: LLVM Optimized Python Transform Python AST into LLVM IR for JIT execution.

9/9/14 Gil's LotD: X colors The complete history of the X Windows color list.

9/7/14 Gil's LotD: Signal-safe strcpy POSIX forbids using strcpy in signal handlers. Here's how to get around that.

9/1/14 Gil's LotD: Rejit Rejit is a regular expression engine that uses a JIT for code generation. It also makes use of fancy modern CPU tricks like SIMD instructions.


1/13/14 Gil's LotD: Smart toilet exploits Satis smart toilets have a hard coded password allowing anyone to flush and lift the lid remotely.

12/29/13 Gil's LotD: The Long View The Long View writes about long-forgotten technical details from the original Macintosh system.

12/26/13 Gil's LotD: CMS Trap Wise advice on how to structure a web app to avoid falling into a complexity pit.


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