Efficient JavaScript or Inefficient Browser?

I caught “this article”:http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/48/ on “Reddit”:http://reddit.com this weekend and had definite mixed feelings about it. Many of their suggestions were obviously good ideas. But some of what was masquerading as optimization “advice” seemed more like work-arounds for a substandard javascript implementation.

Scotch tape and chewing gum should fix that right up!

We came in today and went directly to the practice track. While waiting in line there we did a few warm up tests and discovered that the steering was not working right. It was turning hard left no matter what we did. So we took a look around and discovere the belt that turned our … Continue reading Scotch tape and chewing gum should fix that right up!

Race day (or so close, yet so far)

Jim and Richard had left when I woke up at 7am so Maribeth (Richard’s wife) and I drove to the speedway where the opening ceremony was about to begin. All the robots were lined up and the press was there mingling among the teams and everyone was inspecting everyone else’s robot. There was a surprising … Continue reading Race day (or so close, yet so far)

Slow and steady loses the race

Today started off great with me writing a really nice framework for our controller visualization program. I wrote a driver for the LADAR and we got to watch actual driving LADAR data for the first time. You could see blips where cars were on the road and even see the road boundaries and intersections pretty … Continue reading Slow and steady loses the race

Midnight and the tweaking of stop and going

Today started badly when I couldn’t get my Titanium Powerbook to use the wireless connection reliably. I had a 10.3 beta installed on so I thought maybe that was the problem. I tried to update to the latest beta (since Apple didn’t have the downgrader for the version I had installed on their site any … Continue reading Midnight and the tweaking of stop and going