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August 2006 Archives
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C# Script for .NET 2.0 Command-line .NET scripting engine, complete with source code.
A milestone release for the official Python for .NET.
.NET OLAP component now integrates with VS2005 $900 site license
Excel-compatible calculation engine for .NET
Anthem.NET is a free, cross-browser AJAX toolkit for the ASP.NET development environment that works with both ASP.NET 1.1 and 2.0.
QStatusBar is a multipanel statusbar that can act as a container for other controls QPanel support background images, borders, and gradients QProgressBar allows you to display progressbars in a variety of styles QDockingWindow is similar to a VS.NET ToolWindow, with the addition of gradient and font control QMenu supports all types of menus and allows you to set custom gradients and borders QToolBar is a general toolbar control that is a container for other controls QTabControl is quite possibly the most flexible tab control out there - it lets you put any shape of tabs on any side of the window. QExplorerBar is an implementation of the Windows Explorer bar.
Real Crime, Fake Justice
For the last 40 years, government policy in Britain, de facto if not always de jure, has been to render the British population virtually defenseless against criminals and criminality. Almost alone of British government policies, this one has been supremely effective: no Briton nowadays goes many hours without wondering how to avoid being victimized by a criminal intent on theft, burglary, or violence.
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- Extending python using SWIG
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- Concurrent processing (deadlocks, semaphores, mutexes, race conditions.etc)
- Compilation (e.g tell me how one works)
- Memory management (garbage collection, dynamic memory allocation.etc)
- Language comparisons (e.g Java vs. C#)
- Data structures (e.g what data structure would be most appropriate for .)
- Algorithms (e.g. searching.etc)
- Object orientation (polymorphism, encapsulation, inheritance, overloading..etc)
- IPC (tcp/ip, udp, shared mem)
I ask questions based on what the candidate can tell me in detail about the work they have done. I always get them to tell me "how" they did a project, and to avoid lingering on "what" it did. Once the architecture is revealed, I ask questions about it - like "Why did you do it that way when it would have been better to do it some other way (giving an alternative)?". I always ask the candidate to sell themselves on 2 or 3 pieces of work which most closely represent how able they are as a programmer. Then I ask them to justify it. It's normally pretty clear in a short space of time whether they are a serious programmer or just a hobbyist working on the peripherals of someone elses work. The main problem is getting to stop telling me what the application does and focus on how they solved the problem.
[Chicago-based hedge fund]
I receive more emails and comments about this topic then almost anything else, so I decided to lay a bunch of it out. This is the basics of my stock picking process below.
- What is the trend of the market, is it up, down, or sideways. Always determine that first. Learned from the great Jesse Livermore
- What are the strongest sectors or weakest depending on the trend of the markets. When you are trying to decide what stocks to be in during bull phases or bear phases go where the action is.
- Once you identify the best target sectors now drill down and find the best stocks. This is where the charts come into play. Look for the best looking charts in a strong or weak sector depending on market conditions. Now for the really good stuff, I will list the keys to finding the silver bullet in stocks.
- Moving averages. The first thing I look at is the simple moving averages. I use a few different time frames for this. I do this to identify if the stock is trending with the market/sector or against it. Is the stock strong i.e. above the 50/200 sma.
- I then look for trendline patterns. Is the stock above major trendlines or below it. Is there any pattern that I can easily see.
- Volume patterns is next
- Stochastic patterns for entry and exit points
- I love stocks with small floats. Supply will out strip demand when things go your way
- If I am looking to go long short interest on the stock is vital. Short interest is fuel
- Market psychology
I am only touching on this stuff briefly but I hope it gives my readers some insight into what I do when looking for stocks. Good luck trading.