Career Fair: How Do I Clothes?

This question keeps popping up on Facebook every time a fair comes around, and answers always span from “suit and tie” to “t-shirt and jeans” to “giant banana suit”. Rutgers Career Services recently weighed in on this by emailing the entire undergrad a PDF sternly warning us that the fair is serious business where nothing less than a suit is appropriate, and inviting us to a variety of events where we can glean similar gems from presenters who have little understanding of the CS field.

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DIY DVR Adventures

I decided to finally replace my family’s pitiful set-top DVR.

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Seamless Linux VM

OS X is a popular environment for Computer Science students, as is Windows to a lesser extent, but both fall short or make life unnecessarily hard when it comes to the lower level C programming required by the curriculum. Surprises like line endings and little deviations from POSIX can be a pain to track down. For these classes, Linux is almost mandatory. For this there are three solutions:

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Car Stereo Receiver Replacement

A few months back I replaced the stereo receivers in a 10 and a 20 year old family car. Fed up with the lack of auxillary input (or even CD player, on the older one), I started on what would end up being a rather straightforward project.

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Project Showcase with YAML and Liquid

When I remade my website with Jekyll last week, I made a project showcase page (check it out in the sidebar!). In under twenty lines of code, I built a system for programmatically display a list of projects with descriptions, and look nice doing it.

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