Monthly Archives: February 2016

Stealing Work at the Grocery Store

The other day I was watching Mythbusters with one of my kids and on the show they were examining whether it was faster to have one line per cash register at a grocery store (and allow people to choose their own line) or to have one line that everybody waits in with the shopper at […]

Specializing in Generalities

I’m posting this even though I fear this blog becoming a stupid C++ trick of the week1 blog. The trick this week is detecting when a given type has a specialization for a given template. In this case there is no default implementation of the template, in order to use a type in the template […]