Alternative to using a giant switch statement for opcode fetch in an emulator?

I wrote an i8080 emulator for a Space Invaders machine a while back to learn a bit about emulation. Now, I want to try something more complex: a GB emulator. I’m wondering if there is a better way to handle opcode fetch/execution than the popular giant switch statement. I imagine it’ll become unwieldy as the number of instructions grow (and the prefix opcode bytes require nested switches?) I’ve read some people saying to instead use an array of function pointers, while others say that the switch statement really is the best way to go. Of the options that exist, which is the “best” (performance, readability, least code)?

Can and Should Apache Syncope be Installed and Used without Maven / or a better IAM alternative [on hold]


I’m running Ubuntu 18.04 server on a linode. I need an IAM Solution that will play nice with the other tools I intend to use (namely Vagrant, Jenkins [NOT Maven], and Ansible). I’m asking a compound question:

[a]: Is Syncope really dependent on Maven or am I missing something?
[b]: Is Syncope the best solution for my use case (shown below), and ..
[c]: Asking for suggestions what would be a better alternative (if there is one).


My site is to have primary domain landing page (publicly accessible) and several subdomains –where each subdomain requires authentication. I’m not talking about using apache built in password protection I’m looking for a robust, powerful, production grade solution like one might find in enterprise.

I can’t seem to find much information (other than 2 Apache sources) that talk about installing Syncope at all. Both talk about installing Maven like it isn’t an option. I even attempted to find a way to install from source thinking that might lead to a Maven free Syncope install.

This Link: Shows Maven as a dependency.

Is this really the case or is Apache just aggressively pushing it’s products by bundling them?

If it is either impossible or or just stupid to try to use Syncope without Maven then can someone suggest alternatives that might fit my needs?

Any way to receive LinkedIn emails at an alternative address?

LinkedIn requires you to set a “primary” email address, which will be visible to the others. However, they also send tons of emails to this address.

With some services such as Github, you’re able to have one email address shown publicly while receiving notifications at another email address.

Is there anything similar for LinkedIn?

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Any Alternative to Slide in Panels that does not compromise UX?

We are in the process of developing an Enterprise level Web Application where certain screens have cards housing some information on them and are clickable. Upon click instead of a Modal we have currently incorporated a slide in from left pane in which further information and edit functions are provided for the user to play with.

We were thinking of a different way to showcase and provide the same information rather than the current slide in panels style because it has been long used by us and feels old and out of the era.

Just wanted to know if there are and healthy alternatives which don’t compromise on the UX and the Look [UI].

Thanks & Regards Mel

Alternative driver for Intel Wireless-AC 3165 to allow mac spoofing

Intel has stopped supporting mac spoofing in their wifi drivers. Are there any open source drivers that allow mac spoofing on Intel Wireless-AC 3165?

Ubuntu 18.04.1 description: Wireless interface        product: Wireless 3165        vendor: Intel Corporation        physical id: 0        bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0        logical name: wlp5s0        version: 79        serial: 08:d4:0c:73:21:3e        width: 64 bits        clock: 33MHz        capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless        configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=4.18.0-21-generic firmware=29.1044073957.0 ip=192.168.44.244 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11