Archive for September, 2010

Limit the Rate of SCP

I was using scp to upload some files (as you should!) and maxing out my connection while doing it. It made using ssh problematic! Fortunately there’s an easy switch to use to limit the rate: scp -l 1024 /file1 user@host:/file2 The -l switch limits scp to the specified upload rate in kilobits per second. Handy!

Nostalgia is Playing Wipeout 2097 Again

Let me paint a picture for you. It’s 1996. Clinton is in power in the US and can do no wrong, while on this side of the pond John Major’s grip on power is weakening. One bright grey afternoon at my sister and brother-in-law’s flat my sister pointed out a new device on the floor […]

Project Euler Problem 17

Check your spelling / letter counts. Seriously. Sixty is 5 letters long, not 6; a false friend numeral. Also, from the forums: look at the use of the word and. The examples are your friend.

Project Euler Problem 11

Just a hint, so you don’t go down the wrong path. You probably won’t, but if you don’t want any hints, stop reading this article! PS If you don’t know what Project Euler is, I recommend having a look at their website, or just getting an idea from the problems themselves. What is Project Euler? […]