Category: programming

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WebIDE

We’ve recently been playing with an interesting program called WebIDE by Tyler Cooper. You install it on a Raspberry Pi and it starts a little web server. You connect to this with a browser...

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Pi Hacking

Our nephew Ben is visiting us this week. He brought his Raspberry Pi with him. The boys have got it setup in the TV room and have started hacking around with it. Ben created...

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RIP VMS

My first “real” programming jobs involved porting software to DEC’s new VMS operating system. VMS still exists today, but its days are certainly numbered. HP has just announced that they’re not porting it to...

The Minecraft Problem 0

The Minecraft Problem

Now that the rumors have started circulating about the next generation of game consoles, everyone is starting to realize that they might not matter anymore. Ben Kuchera at Penny Arcade recently coined a good...

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IOIO

For Christmas I got a IOIOMint. That’s a cool little bridge device which lets you connect external hardware to an Android device. I got some time to play with it tonight, so I went...

Apocalypse Clock 0

Apocalypse Clock

They say that according to the Mayan calendar the world is going to end this Friday. I don’t think that’s true, but the Mayan calendar is pretty interesting. In fact most of the details...

Dart 1

Dart

At a party the other night, John Maloney was asking me whether I’d tried Dart. I had spent a bit of time with it back in May, but I realized that I hadn’t posted...

Get The Details 0

Get The Details

I love this simple little website that the DNC put up about Romney’s tax plan. It reminds me of a demo at SIGCHI many years ago. I’ve forgotten the name, or who wrote it,...

Oracle v. Google 0

Oracle v. Google

Google finished May on a high note, didn’t they? Groklaw has all of the details, of course, but it all comes down to this: So long as the specific code used to implement a...

The Value of Failure 1

The Value of Failure

I really like Ken Perlin’s blog post from last Saturday about the algorithms you never published because they didn’t work. At this point, an awful lot of my value as a graphics programmer is...