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BSD, Ruby, Rust, Rambling


Fast partial quicksort


pqsort is the sorting library I wrote for Newzbin’s custom search engine - it’s a lightly modified quicksort capable of partitioning and sorting only part of a list.

Quicksort lends itself very well to this kind of use due to how it works - it naturally partitions the list based on a pivot, and so it’s trivial to simply ignore any pivot side which cannot contain the desired results.

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Command-line AMD K8 CPU thermal diode reader

[c] [bsd]

A foray into lower-level code, bashing PCI registers and using a bit of custom assembler, k8temp offers a command line interface to the thermal sensors on AMD’s old K8 CPUs.

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