Parallel Optimizer library
I have been working on a project over the last year where I have to evaluate a large set of parameters in a potentially high-dimensional space. Because of this, I implemented a particle-swarm optimizer. The algorithm searches for the
X that minimizes
f(X) with the goal of converging to a solution as fast as possible given an arbitrary energy-landscape. Exhaustive search is simply infeasible in this high-dimensional search-space.
Recursively clone and resize pictures
There are pictures since 2003 on my harddrives which are mirrored occasionally to my HTPC. Most of those pictures are in fairly high resolution which takes a second or two to decode on the HTPC with an Atom cpu. Generally, there isn’t much of a point to view 10 megapixel pictures on a computer screen. Smaller pictures load much quicker.