1. Installing Surfer on Funtoo

    Surfer is a program for visualizing algebraic surfaces. Since I need it for my algebraic geometry class, I wanted it to compile and install on my funtoo machines, however the usual configure, make, make install procedure failed and I needed two additional steps to make it work. Here is how …

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  2. Beginning Haskell the practical way

    I found many useful tutorials for Haskell which do a great job explaining the language details and the mathematical nature of it, however, almost none gets you hacking in a few moments so you can experience Haskells power in the real world. But since using a new language is at …

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  3. Using phosphor xscreensaver for displaying htop

    I guess everyone knows the default xscreensaver collection, and yesterday a friend of mine showed me that one can use the screensaver phosphor as terminal emulator via invocation of

    /usr/lib64/misc/xscreensaver/phosphor -scale 2 -delay 5 -program bash
    

    (the path might vary, this is for gentoo amd64). Having …

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