How To Choose The Right Motherboard – Detailed Instructions

How To Choose The Right Motherboard

Motherboards differ greatly regarding the number of slots and location. How to choose the right motherboard is typically the most critical component of any PC setup, but the finest graphics cards and CPU often receive more attention. Each component of your computer connects to the motherboard you choose. Its form factor determines the size of … Read more

How To Check If Controller Is Working PC In 6 Simple methods

Hardware needed to communicate with computers, such as keyboards, trackpads, mouses, and so on, is often plug and play. Generic, off-brand, no-name, and knock-offs would all operate fine with a PC. That is why you need to know how to check if controller is working PC to ensure your relaxed gaming time. Our guide will … Read more

Reflecting on Participating in the Vlaamse Programmeerwedstrijd

Last Wednesday, I participated in the fourth edition of the Vlaamse Programmeerwedstrijd (VPW), hosted by PHL in Hasselt. The VPW is a Flemish programming contest inspired by the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Participants compete in teams of 3 and are divided into three different categories: high school students (category I), undergraduate students (category II), and graduate students or professionals (category … Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X121e

I am writing this on my new laptop: a Lenovo ThinkPad X121e: Although my employer is so generous to provide me with a laptop for work purposes, I also wanted a new laptop at home for personal use. My only personal machine right now is my aging (and quite slow) 17 inch Apple Powerbook G4. Since most … Read more

Australian conference and journal ranking

Just read an interesting post on Albrecht Schmidt’s blog about the Australian conference and journal rankings. No big surprises in the list of course, but nevertheless interesting to have a look at. The problem (at least in Belgium) seems to be that the rankings used for university funding are focused mostly on journals. The top conferences are often only ranked slightly higher … Read more

New Homepage

I finally updated my homepage today. It used to be a custom Rails website, with RHTML views that I edited through SSH. I never got around to create a database model for my website, and to be frank, I am glad that I didn’t since my homepage’s structure changed a lot. On the other hand, having to login remotely and edit the view with Vim every … Read more

How to efficiently perform a literature review

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought. – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (Hungarian Biochemist, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine, 1893-1986) I got the idea to document the way I read papers from a discussion with Lode (he uses mostly the same approach as I do). I’m pretty certain this … Read more

Making things talk

A few weeks ago I came across a blog post by Cati Vaucelle about Making Things Talk, the new book by Tom Igoe. The book deals with building smart, communicating things. It is built up out of specific projects and uses practical examples to explain different technologies. Tom works at NYU ITC (where Adam Greenfield also works). Through a series of simple projects, … Read more