Friday, February 26, 2010

I *Definitely* want to join this one...

Is there a meetup for that?

Yippee Kye Ayy, Luserz ...

Didn't know who they were dealing with...


Google Holiday Logos (Historical ones retrievable)

You can now grab your favourite Google Holiday logo's from the past and use them as Google page and search logos:

Plugins in for Firefox

Plugins for Firefox, that Tony uses...

TinEye Reverse Image Search
ClickCutter Autocopy
Dafizilla viewsourcewith
FlashGot (needs Flashget)
JavaQuickStarter (comes with java install)
Session Manager

Thursday, February 25, 2010

N uses for a dead X ...

Kewl -- includes how to make a projector from an old laptop (and an OHP)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

Practical Common LISP -- building a Unit Test Framework

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Original GNU Announcement

The Original GNU Announcement (Richard Stallman)

Reverse Polish Lisp (RPL)

Reverse Polish Lisp (RPL) as used in HP calculators

TIL branching

TIL branching

Ben's Hobby Corner AVR I/O Board

Ben's Hobby Corner AVR I/O Board

Ben's Hobby Corner -- 80 40 20m Transceiver

Ben's Hobby Corner -- 80 40 20m Transceiver

Achatz WebCat

Achatz WebCat

Me on Gitorious...

Public GIT Hosting

Ravi's MIPS-Forth @ Gitorious

Ocrad OCR manual online

FPGACad -- Free CAD for FPGA -- Kati Compton

Ocrad GNU OCR program

SPIM good reference PDF

QA / proof packages installed...




UML diagrams tool

SPIM Forth Ravi

apt-get install m4 spim
make run


Yeah, I know it's old news ... but why is it so addictive? :)

I just love kittens I guess :)

Pointless but nice ... like some of the best things in life.

Mbed ARM LPC platform

Saturday, February 13, 2010 - IBM demos 100-GHz graphene transistor - IBM demos 100-GHz graphene transistor

Scheme and Common LISP on JVM

Some interesting discoveries lately...

Kawa is Scheme on JVM (so is SISC) - a GNU official project.
Runs on Sun and various other JVM's.

Armed Bear Common LISP (ABCL) is CL on JVM

Clojure is new and a bit different -- and sounds very impressive indeed from the presentation(s) at
Designed to interoperate easily with Java and other languages on the JVM platform.
The designer (Rich Hickey) has removed dependencies on concrete implementations... e.g. abstracting cons's to first and rest.
seq replaces lists as an abstraction.
It's closer to CL than Scheme (Rich says so).
Looks very promising.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Building your own operating system (Courtesy of Ravi C.)

A slashdot question asking the same thing  An ACM series on OS Development  "Developing your own 32-bit OS" - originally a book, but now in the public domain and downloadable from 


Installing Ant on Windows so I can build and install Clojure...

...a bit painful as I set up the PATH with the .../bin dir in it, set ANT_HOME and JAVA_HOME as directed, but running ant complains that there is no tools.jar to be found.... it in the additional/optional stuff in the other zip? [Was I just imagining this?]

Ruby on Rails collected buzzwords





Horoku? Ruby hosting


Rimu hosting

FFI Foreign Function Interface --- to C , via JNI? on JVM (for JRuby?)


Tiobe??? Language popularity survey

Ruby Quick Tips



Object-Relational Mapping

EC2 ? Amazon? Google?

Go Language (Google) - what's the point? Not different enought to be interesting? Like C? Concurrency keywords.

Presentation on this later in the year...


Mr Bones

Intelli???? IDE?


Ruby->Cocoa translation?

Gordon : Flash emulation on JavaScript (how well does it run in V8/Chrome?)

Who was the talkative young Computer Systems Engineering degree (UoAkl) guy? (seen him somewhere else perhaps more than once)

TDD interest - load into machines for test and run them

[virtual printer e.g.?]



Cucumber? :)


like xxx??? on steroids?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

iPad ... Meh

No multitasking...
No camera...
No Flash player...

Meh :(

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Anti-Linux Manifesto (!)

EMACS modes supporting Scheme: Alex Ott

The Self Language (Smalltalk research offspring @ Sun)

SchemeRay -- James Long's ray tracer in Scheme

Clojure, incremental development and Web sites

James Long shares more good stuff :)

Bibliography of Scheme Research

Termite : A Distributed Scheme

Parallax Propellor

Literate Programming (.com)

Gambit Scheme

iPhone game in Scheme with cows :)

Univac Memories - John Walker

Charles Babbage Institute

Ada Byron Countess of Lovelace


A defensive memory allocator with orphan detection (predecessor of electric fence?)

Neural Network on a Commodore C64 (Yeah, right ? :) )

John Walker Embedded system components ATLAST FORTH

Embedded utilities including ATLAST (Autodesk Threaded Language Application System Toolkit) is a (very) FORTH-like language kernel designed to be embedded into applications, rendering them extensible to a degree far beyond normal macro languages.

Donald Knuth

John Walker's Unix utilities page

Twitter API

John Walker on Trusted Computing, Micropayments

Annoyance Filter John Walker FourmiLab is a Bayesian anti-spam device ... not sure how outdated now?

Gardol -- DDoS protection (attempt?): John Walker

The AutoDesk File... story of AutoCad

Founder John Walker documents the history of AutoDesk and AutoCAD... online books available in several formats

FourmiLab - John Walker - AutoDesk (AutoCAD) founder

Rather eclectic and interesting collection of stuff

Babbage's Analytical Engine -- Simulator / Emulator

Proof that Babbage's design was indeed practical (independently of the 19th century ability of technology to construct it accurately enough)

Bletchley Park - Tony Sale

SIMH @ The Trailing Edge

HomeBrew CPU in TTL - Magic-1

ENIAC on a Chip

Done for ENIAC's 50th anniversary...

A group of students at the Department of Electrical Engineering have designed "ENIAC(TM)-on-a-Chip", under supervision of Professor J. Van der Spiegel,
in collaboration with Dr. F. Ketterer.

jsScheme - Chris Double (Firefox version) - 99 bottles

Eeexxcellent :)

Now "That's entertainment" :)

Planet Scheme

ArmPit: Scheme for ARM -- sourceforge

ArmPit: Scheme for ARM -- sourceforge

99 bottles of beer... Scheme


Retrocomputing museum ... ESR and John Cowan

68000 68k fun

Some nice stuff...
Easy68K runs (sorta) under Wine ... even better in XP under VirtualBox under Ubuntu Jaunty.
Porting a FORTH to 68008 board -- from kforth found in pastebin ... haven't ID'd author correctly yet.... will try to track him down.
Derivative of JonesForth (which version?) whic his originally x86 and literately commented (this port isn't :( )
Collaborating with Ravi Chemudugunta on this. A bright, keen lad :)
No WORDS word alas...
b0rks the emulator on multiple RELOAD 's