Brian Wilson Kernighan is a Canadian computer scientist. He worked at Bell Labs and contributed to the development of Unix alongside Unix creators Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. Kernighan's name became known through co-authorship of the first book on the C programming language with Dennis Ritchie. Kernighan affirmed, he authored many Unix programs, including ditroff. Kernighan is coauthor of the AMPL programming languages; the "K" of K&R C and the "K" in AWK both stand for "Kernighan". In collaboration with Shen Lin he devised well-known heuristics for two NP-complete optimization problems: graph partitioning and the travelling salesman problem. In a display of authorial equity, the former is called the Kernighan–Lin algorithm, while the latter is known as the Lin–Kernighan heuristic. Kernighan has been a Professor in the Computer Science Department of Princeton University since 2000, he is the Undergraduate Department Representative. Kernighan was born in Toronto, he attended the University of Toronto between 1960 and 1964, earning his Bachelor's degree in engineering physics.
He received his PhD in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1969 for research supervised by Peter Weiner. Kernighan has held a professorship in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton since 2000; each fall he teaches a course called "Computers in Our World", which introduces the fundamentals of computing to non-majors. Kernighan was the software editor for Prentice Hall International, his "Software Tools" series spread the essence of "C/Unix thinking" with makeovers for BASIC, FORTRAN, Pascal, most notably his "Ratfor" was put in the public domain. He has said that if stranded on an island with only one programming language it would have to be C. Kernighan coined the term helped popularize Thompson's Unix philosophy. Kernighan is known as a coiner of the expression "What You See Is All You Get", a sarcastic variant of the original "What You See Is What You Get". Kernighan's term is used to indicate that WYSIWYG systems might throw away information in a document that could be useful in other contexts.
Kernighan's original 1978 implementation of Hello, World! was sold at The Algorithm Auction, the world's first auction of computer algorithms. In 1996, Kernighan taught CS50, the Harvard University introductory course in Computer Science. Other achievements during his career include: Brian Kernighan's home page at Bell Labs "Why Pascal is Not My Favorite Programming Language" — By Brian Kernighan, AT&T Bell Labs, 2 April 1981 "Leap In and Try Things" — Interview with Brian Kernighan — on "Harmony at Work Blog", October 2009. An Interview with Brian Kernighan — By Mihai Budiu, for PC Report Romania, August 2000 "Transcript of an interview with Brian Kernighan". Archived from the original on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2016-03-31. – Interview by"Michael S. Mahoney". Archived from the original on 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2016-03-31. Video — TechNetCast At Bell Labs: Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan Video — "Assembly for the Class of 2007:'D is for Digital and Why It Matters'" A Descent into Limbo by Brian Kernighan Photos of Brian Kernighan Works by Brian Kernighan at Open Library Video interview with Brian Kernighan for Princeton Startup TV The Setup, Brian Kernighan
Once Just is a three piece rock band with reggae, hip hop and punk influences, from Calgary, Canada. They were signed to an offshoot of Sudden Death Records from 2006 to 2009, they requested a release from their label due to inadequate funding. They are the only Canadian act to have played with Canada's Godfather of Punk and Canada's Godfather of HipHop Their album destination was produced by punk rock legend Joey "shithead" Keithley. Once Just was called JUST, but changed names to avoid a legal dispute with a now defunct Southern California rock band of the same name. Once Just first hit the national scene in Canada in 2004 when Much Music and Much Loud both picked up the video for the Once Just song "When It's Over", radio stations across Canada soon followed, the song was a minor hit in Canada, hitting charts across the country. In 2007 the song "Spin It" from the album Destination hit the top 20 Canadian rock tracks on Sirius satellite radio. In 2008, Once Just played Junofest in Calgary for the 2008 Juno's.
In the past 5 years, Once Just has played over 500 shows in both Canada and the USA. Once Just has played with such artists as, Jars of Clay, D. O. A. Ill Scarlett, Marianas Trench, Rides Again, Staggered Crossing, MoBadAss, Maestro Fresh Wes, Danko Jones and many others. Once Just has released four full-length albums and 1 EP. In 2010, Once Just reformed as Wake Up Starlight, a folk-based rock band; as Just How Far the Past is Where to Go Imposter Stand As Once Just Destination Once Just EP http://WakeUpStarlight.com/ http://ectomag.com/index.php?view=article&id=172&Itemid=2&option=com_content&bsb_midx=-1 http://www.oncejust.com http://www.sceneandheard.ca/article.php?id=1994&morgue=1
James Joseph Maher was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. Maher was born in 1888 in Palmerston North, he received his education at a local school until age 12, when his father died and he became a farm worker. He went sharemilking, leased a farm at Mangaroa, which he purchased, he was the inaugural president of the Town Milk Supplies Board from 1943, chaired the Wellington Dairy Farmers Co-op Association, was a member of the Hutt Valley Council, a member of the Hutt Valley Power Board, was a treasurer of Federated Farmers in 1948. In the 1943 election, Maher contested the Wairarapa electorate, but was beaten by the incumbent, Labour's Ben Roberts. At the next general election in 1946, he contested the Otaki electorate, where the incumbent, Labour's Leonard Lowry, retired that year. Maher represented the electorate until he retired in 1960. Allan McCready his son-in-law succeeded to the Otaki seat. In the 1962 Queen's Birthday Honours, Maher was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the community.
He died on 28 July 1964. Gustafson, Barry; the First 50 Years: A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6. Wilson, James Oakley. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984. Wellington: V. R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103