What is LuaFun?

Last time I was shortly describing LuaJIT a fast implementation of Lua Just-in-time compiler. This time lest quickly look at LuaFun library.

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Farewell BlackBerry

My blackberry is not working. When I heard those words in the BBC One show I knew there would be something funny. And indeed it was. Unfortunately as of today I need to say those words too. My BB is dead.
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What is LuaJIT?

It’s a Just-In-Time compiler for Lua. It is supported on all major platforms including: Windows, Linux and macOS. It’s been used as a scripting language in games, graphical apps, trading systems as well as in embedded devices like smartphones.

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Lua - visibility rules

The visibility of variables in Lua is a bit different than in C#. The same variable name can be used within the inner block without any naming issues. Lets see how this is in practice

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Lua - garbage collector

C programmers think memory management is too important to be left to the computer. Lisp programmers think memory management is too important to be left to the user.

Lets see what Lua programmers think on this topic. Read More

Why did I started writing everyday?

If you check my last year’s writing history and compare with this year there’s a clearly a change. In 2016 I wrote my first post in May and ended up with 24 posts. This year I’m already at half of this number and it’s not even February. Read More

Is Total Recall the best book I've read in 2017?

I know that 2017 has just started. I know that I’ve only managed to finish reading listening one book. And I know that Total Recall will be the best book that I’ve finished this year. Read More

In every program we need sometimes to control the program flow. if-statements, loops and similar structures can help with the task. Lets learn the control structures in Lua.

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Triage (/ˈtrɑːʒ/ or //trˈɑːʒ//) is the process of determining the priority of patients’ treatments based on the severity of their condition. This rations patient treatment efficiently when resources are insufficient for all to be treated immediately. The term comes from the French verb trier, meaning to separate, sift or select.[1] Triage may result in determining the order and priority of emergency treatment, the order and priority of emergency transport, or the transport destination for the patient.

If you’ve seen M.A.S.H you could see a scene where doctors try to determine which patients they should operate on. They do it in a hurry. They have only a couple of seconds to decide into what of three categories the patient should be put in.

StackOveflow also does the similar. If you have enough reputation you can access it

Triage at StackOverflow

.I find myself sometimes overcome with tasks – probably as we all are. I think, I should consider doing a preliminary triage. By doing that I can determine whether I should work on the task or not. Probably the crash in the production is more important than writing a response to the client why the production is not working. I guess I unintentionally do this process anyway but putting some more thoughts into it might only help. It’s a bit similar to GDT technique. I never really applied it to the point I would be satisfied with the results of David Allen’s way. Perhaps this will be more promising.

So what to do when the next time you will be loaded with tasks? Try to triage them and start working on the really critical ones.

The post is inspired by yesterday’s visit at ED and waiting for 5h to get medical care. Looks like we weren’t the priority there 🙂

How to stay full of ideas?

It’s good to be creative, it’s good to have head full of ideas. But how to make sure you don’t run out? Everybody gets a dry spell from time to time. Here are few tips that allow you to fill you head with new concepts.

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