GliderJan Varho

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New Site

  • website
  • JavaScript
  • Python

After my old WordPress setup broke one time too many I finally decided to convert the site to something nicer to work with. I ended up going with Pelican, which is a static site generator using Python.

It seems quite basic at first, though I'm sure there are features waiting to be discovered. The main advantage is that I no longer need to worry about software updates when not actually changing the site. Another is that

Why Windows is a Pain

AKA: .NET Sucks

I just had to reinstall a Windows XP virtual machine. To make all my programs run I had to manually hunt down and install four versions of the .NET runtime (1.1, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5. Soon it will be five with 4.0) and the Visual C++ redistributable. Then Windows Update found several updates/SPs to all of them. In all this took at least eight reboots (lost count), though I might have been able to skip some if I felt daring.

Efficient Implementation of Community Detection Using Extremal Optimization

  • algorithm
  • data
  • extremal optimization
  • pdf

Just uploading this short note/paper here in case anyone ever finds it useful and so I won't lose it again. I wrote this last year, during the summer as I worked on networks.

I implemented a fast - O(lg^3(n)n), almost linear - modularity optimization (community detection) algorithm based on the extremal optimization algorithm of Duch and Arenas (in turn based on Boettcher and Percus on

Solving Vista Networking

My first impressions after using Windows Vista extensively are somewhat positive. The only major problem that remains is that I'm completely unable to have Windows Network work between the Vista machine and another desktop with XP. However, there were other problems, one of which had to do with "limited network connectivity".

The way to solve that came up after some major Googling (major because the help in question wouldn't come up without the term 'DHCP'): Vista