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  • The easy way to get subversion revision information into your autotools project Introduction I have been trying to figure how to get the build number automatically included into my autotools project so that when I do ./myprogram --version it will print out ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2009, 7:25 AM by Brian Tanner
  • So You're Writing A Masters Thesis (At the U of A) This is a document I created in 2005 when I was putting my Masters together at the University of Alberta.  It might not be in great shape anymore, but I ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2008, 10:37 AM by Brian Tanner
  • How to install it++ on Mac OS X 10.4.9 How to install it++ on Mac OS X 10.4.9 Note: Thanks to Alex Alvarado for pointing out a small error with the instructions. Also thanks to Brad Joyce ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2008, 8:19 PM by Brian Tanner
  • Samsung ML-1610 Printer on Mac OS X (Intel Mac) NOTE: Some of the steps in these instructions don't work anymore because the files don't exist.  I've updated the instructions to work on Leopard, which you can ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2008, 8:19 PM by Brian Tanner
  • Samsung ML-1610 Printer on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (Intel Mac) Samsung ML-1610 Printer on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (Intel Mac) I have a section of this site that explains how to explain the ML 1610 Printer on ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2009, 6:44 AM by Brian Tanner
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  • Thoughts about the role of authors and reviewers in academic research John Langford had an interesting post (as usual) on his Hunch.net blog about Adversarial Research.  In the comment to his post, someone anonymously posted the following:I believe you ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2009, 7:12 PM by Brian Tanner
  • Radical Transparency in Research I've been stewing on some topics for a long time.  I'm a real zealot for strong experimental design and rigorous empiricism when evaluating my work and the work ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2008, 2:33 PM by Brian Tanner
  • Join the RL Mailing List I've finally gotten around to publicizing the Reinforcement Mailing List (rl-list), a google group for the RL community to discuss events and research topics and to post files ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2008, 10:36 AM by Brian Tanner
  • On the speed of research Apr 3, 2006 I was at home for the holidays, and I found myself talking to old friends about Ray Kurzweil and his predictions about the future of technology and ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2008, 8:35 PM by Brian Tanner
  • Where do Rewards Come From? Apr 3, 2006 This is actually several blog entries from my old website stitched together. I hate to lose these things when I migrate software, so I’m trying to ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2008, 11:38 AM by Brian Tanner
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