Computers

Studying an Old E-Reader : Compressing a Dictionary with Huffman Codes

This is the third post in a series. Part 1: Studying an Old E-Reader for Fun Part 2: Studying an Old E-Reader for Fun : Text Compression 1 Part 3: Studying an Old E-Reader : Compressing a Dictionary with Huffman Codes Part 4: Studying an Old E-Reader : Compressing a Dictionary with a Prefix Tree (coming soon) Quick Recap Last week I established a few …

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Studying an Old E-Reader for Fun : Text Compression 1

This is the second post in a series. Part 1: Studying an Old E-Reader for Fun Part 2: Studying an Old E-Reader for Fun : Text Compression 1 Part 3: Studying an Old E-Reader : Compressing a Dictionary with Huffman Codes Part 4: Studying an Old E-Reader : Compressing a Dictionary with a Prefix Tree (coming soon) Programming Tradeoffs A lot of what we do …

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Upgrading an Older Desktop

If you follow desktop computer trents, chances are you know that Solid State Disks, or SSD, are quickly replacing Hard Disk Drives as the storage medium of choice. SSDs are more expensive per GB of storage than their spinning relatives, but make up for the smaller space by being much faster. I’ve had an SSD for over a year now – I bought a 256GB drive to …

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