August 30, 2002

SatireWire Calls it a Night

It is with sadness that I read that SatireWire is on a permanent leave. I have been a fan for the last few years, but now it is the end of the road. Links to some of the better pieces: - Axis of not so evil - Religious mergers -... [Read article]

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Mathematics Incomplete?

Mainstream mathematicians tend to like to believe that everything in this world can be explained, and proved, by use of logic or mathematics if you want. I guess I did too, atleast up until a professor gave me the name of Kurt Gödel... Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) was the name of... [Read article]

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August 29, 2002

Statistical Analysis of Spam - Part I

As Anders pointed out earlier today I have been working on analysing spam statistically. I made a brief introduction to it in Spam Filtering - To Do or Not To Do, and this is the first results emerging. I have been using Minitab to analyse the results gathered from my... [Read article]

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Spam Filtering - To Do or Not To Do

Spam has become an increasing problem. There are many ways of fighting spam. Relay blacklists and filtering out e-mail without the correct To: header was the first generation of spam filtering. Seldom was it very successfull, atleast not for me. The blacklists took some, and some very naďve filtering rules... [Read article]

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August 27, 2002

Is MovableType A Time-Consuming Curse?

When suddenly an entire afternoon evening is wasted tweaking different blogs, both my personal blog and a system of blogs for CISV [1][2] without even planning it one might actually think so. I can always blame Anders, but then again, this is, as stated earlier, quite fun. So maybe I... [Read article]

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Minimize Change

Have you ever been to another country, using a new currency for the first time? The standard problem is naturally that it is very easy to use the notes and the bigger (in terms of value) coins, ending up with a whole mess of more or less valuable coins. Searching... [Read article]

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Neckties

Isn't it funny how many simple things can be made hard by just applying mathematics to the problem? This time around it is the standard issue necktie. Thomas Fink and Yong Mao wrote an article for Nature about a mathematical model to calculate and classify all possible tie knots. They... [Read article]

Posted by ludvig at 07:47 PM

Internet Telephony - part I

Internet Telephony, either as IP-to-IP (NetMeeting) or IP-to-Phone (Net2Phone), emerged sometime in the mid 90's. I was not very attracted in the beginning. Voice quality was poor and my Internet connection was merely a 28.8kbps modem line. Since then I have moved to a flat with a 10Mbps connection directly... [Read article]

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August 24, 2002

Aggie

Anders, on his everlasting search through the internet has found another neat little application. The 100KB[*] app Aggie searches for news from all defined newsfeeds. It uses XML to properly define contents. First try was very promising. It managed to grab the feed from MT without any problems at all.... [Read article]

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