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### 10,000 Digits of Pi

Posted by Blake on 10 Cado 7:2
= 3. 1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091 4564856692 34603486...

### Counting Terminating Zeros in a Factorial

Posted by Blake on 10 Cado 7:2
Ever notice how large factorials always end in a ton of zeros? If not, take a look at 999 Factorial (scroll all the way to the bottom). Lots of zeros! Why is this so? Consider 15 factorial: 15! = 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Obviously, there's at least 1 zero at the end of th...

### Determining if a Point is in a Triangle

Posted by Blake on 10 Cado 7:2
Suppose you have 3 points in 2D space that represent a triangle. Now suppose you have another point and you want to know if that point is inside the triangle. How do you do that algorithmically without plotting it and doing a visual confirmation? This method is called walking-around-the-edge. Prete...

### North Avenue #1: Works for Segfaults, Too

Posted by Blake on 10 Cado 7:2
Project did not compile: 43 Errors, 126 Warnings Project compiled successfully PREVIEW:

### Sim City 2000 Integer Overflow

Posted by Blake on 10 Cado 7:2
So after Thanksgiving, I felt like I needed to take a break from coding for once and I started digging up some of my ancient computer games. I finally came across Sim City 2000, which sports a 1994 copyright date and proudly boasts Windows 95 compatibility. Remembering the long hours and days lost t...

### The Abridged History of the Ancient World

Posted by Blake on 10 Cado 7:2
I usually don't write about this stuff. In fact, this is the first post in the History section of The Dry Erase Board Nerd Paradise. However I have lately become sad at the lack of knowledge the average American has of his/her own country. But similarly, I've also noticed that many people in general...

### The Longest Words in the English Language

Posted by Blake on 10 Cado 7:2
A while back I had a list of long words posted on here. However, there is great debate on the internet as to what counts as a true English word. So in a laborous effort of googling, I now present you with a list of the words that are considered the longest from several perspectives and why. The lon...

### Configuring the Joystick in PyGame

Posted by Blake on 10 Cado 7:2
One annoying thing about PyGame is the joystick API doesn't really give you much high level flexibility. It only serves as a small rickety rope bridge to the underlying hardware. You can poll to see if a button is pressed, and that's it. If you wanted to create a game where you could use a joystick...

### Saving an Image in Silverlight to File

Posted by Blake on 10 Cado 7:2
I created a nifty drawing program in Silverlight. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any native way to save a BitmapSource or FrameworkElement to an actual bitmap and save it without sending a cheesy web request to a rendering service hosted elsewhere. However, using the SaveFileDialog class, it...

### Background Worker in C#

Posted by Blake on 10 Cado 7:2
There are lots of factors you have to consider when creating a multi-threaded program in .NET. Going about sharing memory directly will cause a crash without setting up everything just right. However, a lot of this work is conveniently bundled up and abstracted away from you in a .NET class called B...
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