Monthly Archive: January 2015

  • Tuning dd block size

    Tuning dd block size

    Though I wouldn't call myself a dd expert, I have had my fair share of occasions to yield the might that is dd. From my first job after college using KNOPPIX and dd to rescue NFL game footage from dying HDDs on behalf of NFL video coordinators, to using dd...
    Recursive Guinea Pigs

    Tail Call Optimization in Ruby: Background

    Back in November, care of /r/ruby, I came across a blog post by Nithin Bekal, Tail Call Optimization in Ruby, demonstrating Ruby's built-in support for tail call optimization and I have to admit, my mind was a little blown. It's not that I have a specific need for tail call...
  • Tail Call Optimization in Ruby: Deep Dive

    Tail Call Optimization in Ruby: Deep Dive

    In my last post, I began an exploration of tail call optimization in Ruby with some background on tail call optimization and its little known existence and usage in Ruby. In this post, we'll continue that exploration at a much lower level, moving out of the Ruby layer and descending...