I have spent countless hours playing role-playing video games. Recently, I bought Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition for Linux. It is still a great experience, but I have to admit that I have gone to the dark side and modified the save file. Just think of it as a programming exercise.
I wrote a simple application to explain the current UMASK value. It was a while ago, but I want to share it with you as it is quite a useful utility.
Sometimes I want to monitor and log particular PostgreSQL statements or execute other kinds of external action. I am using the notify mechanism and slightly modified sample application found in the database documentation to achieve this.
Learning programming may seem like an impossible feat, that being said however, with the right resources and information just about anyone can learn the most essential language that is used today.
A couple of days ago, I mentioned calculating the sunrise and sunset times. This is an interesting problem, so after reading Astronomy Answers – Position of the Sun, I quickly implemented it using C language. It is only an experiment, so results are approximate.
As a small experiment, I wrote an elementary C program to display min and max values of the basic object types.