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vidarh / closures-basic.c
Created December 18, 2009 12:10
A number of ways to implement closures in C, in preparation of an upcoming blog post
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
struct closure {
void (* call)(struct closure *);
int x;
[SECTION .text]
global _start
jmp short getData
pop ebx ;Get the string off stack
xor eax,eax ;Clear eax
mov [ebx+8],al ;This helps us to avoid having a zero byte in our code.
;It sets the terminator to the string.
push eax ;Second argument for WinExec
amcgregor / 00-irc-log.textile
Created August 10, 2011 02:03
Where asking a simple question, and not accepting useless and insulting answers, gets you banned from an IRC channel.

Cleaned IRC log of #python starting Monday, 25 July, 2011 at 17:13:55 EDT.

Gems are highlighted in bold.

GothAlice How do I determine if a given object is a @classmethod, and, additionally, how do I determine if it is a @staticmethod? 1
KirkMcDonald GothAlice: Why would you care?
GothAlice KirkMcDonald: Enforcing interfaces, not that it matters.
dash GothAlice: you’re right, it doesn’t matter
_habnabit GothAlice, if you wanted an answer to the question as asked, why don’t you try ##python-friendly? #python is about writing better code.
nedbat GothAlice: what KirkMcDonald should have said was, “The Python culture is to not check ahead of time, do you have an unusual requirement that means you really have to know?”
xeoncross / Requests.php
Created April 11, 2012 21:44
cURL asynchronous requests using curl_multi and callbacks
* Make asynchronous requests to different resources as fast as possible and process the results as they are ready.
class Requests
public $handle;
public function __construct()
jlong / uri.js
Created April 20, 2012 13:29
URI Parsing with Javascript
var parser = document.createElement('a');
parser.href = "";
parser.protocol; // => "http:"
parser.hostname; // => ""
parser.port; // => "3000"
parser.pathname; // => "/pathname/"; // => "?search=test"
parser.hash; // => "#hash"; // => ""
joshenders /
Last active February 5, 2023 04:16
How to format a USB drive for storing GameCube games

Why do we change the cluster size when formatting USB drives for storing GameCube games?

For loading GC Games with USBLoaderGX via DiosMios/Nintendont, format your usb drive's primary partition as FAT32 with 32KB clusters (also known as blocks). This increases performance by reducing the NUMBER of transactions required to perform a read/write operation at the expense of the (very negligible) LENGTH of time to complete a transaction; since it's reading more data per transaction.

I'm not certain, since I can't find a GameCube disk specification, but I don't think the 32KB cluster size is an attempt to imitate the on-disk storage format of retail GameCube discs; which may or may not be 32KB. Retail Wii discs however, actually DO use 32KB clusters. As far as I can tell, 32KB is simply the highest density of bytes per cluster that is supported by FAT32 and of course, by extension, Wii homebrew storage libraries.

If you're concerned about storage efficiency

bigcalm / 48bit_test1.php
Created January 22, 2013 23:28
Create a 48bit integer suitable for use with pack() in PHP
$topUp = 100;
list($integerPart1, $integerPart2) = convertTo48bit($topUp);
$packedInteger = pack("vV", $integerPart1, $integerPart2);
echo json_encode($packedInteger) . "\n";
ksafranski / SimpleStore.js
Last active July 2, 2022 15:25
Simple localStorage function with Cookie fallback for older browsers.
* Simple localStorage with Cookie Fallback
* v.1.0.0
* ----------------------------------------
* Set New / Modify:
* store('my_key', 'some_value');
* Retrieve:
vipickering / closestNumberArray.js
Created September 13, 2013 15:42
Javascript: Find The Closest Number In Array To A Specific Value
var array = [];
function closest(array,num){
var i=0;
var minDiff=1000;
var ans;
for(i in array){
var m=Math.abs(num-array[i]);
samsamm777 / gist:7230159
Last active April 26, 2024 13:24
PHP set private property value using reflection. This allows you to set a private property value from outside the object, great for PHPUnit testing.
$a = new A();
$reflection = new \ReflectionClass($a);
$property = $reflection->getProperty('privateProperty');
$property->setValue($a, 'new-value');
echo $a->getPrivateProperty();