Classic Shell Scripting: the history of wf.sh

wf.sh is a frequently used in introductory CompSci courses to get students to rethink how they imagine data. The classic puzzle is expressed as: “Given a text file and an integer K, you are to print the K most common words in the file (and the number of their occurrences) […]

Catastrophic Frequencies

A longitudinal study of keyword frequencies in Section A of the New York Times between 2001 and 2008 supported the hypothesized typologies of catastrophic myths. Patterns of occurrence are consistent between natural and man-made disasters, and suggest a relationship between U.S. political elections and modern myth-creation that is worthy of further investigation.

Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide (2007)

Cooper, Mendel (April 29 2007) Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide: An in-depth exploration of the art of shell scripting, Version 4.3. Retrieved from http://jamsb.austms.org.au/courses/CSC2408/semester3/resources/ldp/abs-guide.pdf This tutorial assumes no previous knowledge of scripting or programming, but progresses rapidly toward an intermediate/advanced level of instruction . . . all the while sneaking in little […]

Wiki Project

The exact subject matter is a still… “Under Development”, but I’ve decided to install a wiki on OpenDNA.com. Step one, as far as I’m concerned, is to chose a flavor of WikiWikiWeb that (1) I like, and (2) will run from FreeShell.org (SDF). ErfurtWiki – implemented in the PHP scripting […]