Answer to the math programming question
This is the answer to the previous math programming question, a problem difficult enough to be interesting, yet simple enough to be finished in a short time. Here is the answer:
Math problems can easily be very hard. Finding some math programming tasks that are simple enough to be finished in a short time, yet interesting enough in the meantime is not that easy. Today I’ve found another one. Here it is:
The whole western media now seems to be all joking on the Chinese: “Come on, make up your mind, don’t confuse people any more”. This makes me very uncomfortable, and want to defend the Chinese here. This is actually not a joke on Chinese, but in fact it should be a joke on English. Why?
Before the dawn of the Internet, you have to pay big bucks to access to MSDN and TechNet articles. They comes periodically on CDs. Those who have them, will have a very competitive edge over those who don’t. So it was a big surprise when I first found out that the MSDN and TechNet articles can be available freely on the Internet. Opening them up is surely a welcoming move.
However, I don’t understand why, Microsoft is locking them down again.
Playing midi under Linux is an old topic that nobody talks about nowadays. Hence all documents/blogs/how-tos on playing midi under Linux are more or less outdated. I’ve exhausted all my google searched but still having trouble to piece together the puzzles into a whole piece.
Finally with the help from John O’M, it is working for me now. Here is how I get it working.
I’ve been using the emacs-traditional for a while, just the bare-bone of it, without any site-level elisp modules, because it is based on the Ubuntu Emacs Daily Snapshot Recipe, which offers “little/no support for installing debian packages of elisp modules”.
Now I need to use the elisp modules. This leads to my rediscovery of GNU Emacs, thanks to the Emacs 24’s package system, because my .emacs file is so mal-maintained, with a single humongous file containing all kinds of hacks and fixes, that it is beyond maintainable. I.e., I’ve declared Dot Emacs Bankruptcy for my .emacs file long time ago.
I completely restructured my Emacs init file, which is now based on the built-in
package-install method. While at it, I found that I need an Emacs mode to edit Debian preseed files. So here is how I add my Debian preseed Emacs mode To Emacs MELPA. It is super easy.