Archives for January, 2007

Arrays of strings and relocation


While working on GRegex (Perl-style regular expressions for GLib) I discovered that arrays of string pointers can cause lots of relocations. Relocation is the process of adjusting the pointers whose value is unknown at link-time, such as the pointer to a function is a dynamically loaded library. In PCRE (the library used by GRegex) there […]

Internet Explorer on Linux


When developing my web sites I need to test them with Internet Explorer, after all it’s the most used browser. As my home computer (running Windows) died, I tried IEs4Linux. The stable version of IEs4Linux can run Internet Explorer 5, 5.5 and 6. If you want to run IE 7 (or better the GUI of […]

TarteTatin.it


Cooking is one of my preferred hobbies, so I opened a new cooking blog in Italian at TarteTatin.it. Tarte tatin is a French upside-down apple tart, I chose it as the name only because it sounds well :).