A Structured Foray into LaTeX

By Pat Natali

I am trying to follow this guide: en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Basics, so I ran sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base to prep my linux environment for our first realistic steps into Mr. Knuth’s word processing apparatus. Our template.tex file: %…

Messing with Perl

By Pat Natali

sub zipper { my ($left, $right) = @_; my @larr = @{$left}; my $lsize = @larr; my @rarr = @{$right}; my $rsize = @rarr; if ($lsize != $rsize) { die "Array sizes are inequal."; }…

A Fork in the Road

By Pat Natali

Lately I’ve been trying to find a career related field that I can work in while in college. Mostly, that means perusing job listings for junior developers within a fifty mile radius when I ought…

How can a stupid matrix help me?

By Pat Natali

Pursuing a degree in Computer Science is much different from learning to program as a hobby. Now, I’m forced into revisiting math. Oh yes, my best enemy, Mathematics. I can point fingers at everyone else…

Why Learn to Program?

By Pat Natali

Programming has been my hobby since I was age 14. It’s been a part of my life for a long time now, and I don’t regret it one bit. I think most people find programming…

First Post!

By Pat Natali

I’ll use this blog as the donkey to my King Midas. You, my fair reader, have stumbled across the finest in a collection of bad programming and bad programming tips. Enjoy!