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Scanning UTF-8 Unicode Text

Unicode text may be encoded as 32-bit, 16-bit, or plain 8-bit units in the computer. Of these representations, the 8-bit encoding has become quite popular, not in the least because it has a few very nice properties: Its very compact, … Continue reading

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Dell XPS15 Surgery

So I got this Dell XPS15 laptop, and decided to bump up the specs a bit.  A quick visit to NewEgg and I received a new 1TB laptop drive, two RAM sticks, and a nice 120GB SSD drive; the latter … Continue reading

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Gathering Steam, not Moss

For the past few years, the FOX website has been served up by a (underpowered) 200MHz PowerPC (LinkStation aka KuroBox, actually). Its been very reliable,but the software on it had been frozen in time, and not easily upgradable (especially the … Continue reading

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