My experience so far with weight loss surgery has been stunning. As of this afternoon, I'm exactly two weeks out from surgery, and feeling great. I'm in no pain, only very mild discomfort. Weight loss progress is stunning: I've lost 31 pounds. My current rate is about 1 pound per day. I'm seeing my doctor for my first followup and battery of blood tests tomorrow.
One day, back in the real world, we were talking about furniture. I don't remember exactly why, but I think friends were looking at furniture for their shared house. I swear to god, I thought, "Phooky should program a sofa." The absurdity of it didn't hit me until a moment or two later.
I kind of miss the days when spending so much time in a virtual world could bleed over into the real world like that. (2/2)
So when I was in college, my friends and I spent a lot of time building a text-based virtual world (a MUCK) that mimicked part of our campus. It was pretty meta. Anyway, we spent a lot of time programming things to make everything in the world interactive. One friend in particular, @phooky , was really good at programming our little virtual world and making everything do neat tricks. He built a ton of stuff. (1/2)
I guess Peak Fun in Retrocomputing for me was when the hardware was being given away for free, and it all still worked. Nowadays, I spend way too much money on dead hardware that I need to replace leaking capacitors in, and I don't get to use it as much. Frankly, it's a shame. This stuff isn't getting any younger, and it's crying out for the sweet release of death.
The crazy thing about CSV files, commas are likely to be used in stuff you'd want to put in a CSV file.
"But Fluff," you say, "people already deal with that. Use colons or bar characters or tabs."
Well yes. People do that. But did you know ASCII (which now forms the first tiny chunk of unicode) has built in separator characters? ASCII 28 through 31; file, group, record, and unit separators. CSV was a mistake.
Thus ends another episode of Fluffpinions.
I've been interested in linguistics for as long as I can remember. This cross-pollinated with my interest in Iceland a long time ago, and I've been dabbling with trying to learn Icelandic off and on for probably a couple of decades without really getting anywhere. Lately, though, I've been pouring a lot of energy into it, and I'm finding that while I can't produce it worth a damn, I can understand it better and better.
I've written a blog post with a few minor details about the WE32106 floating point accelerator I'm currently trying to simulate for the 3B2 emulator. https://loomcom.com/blog/0114_3b2_math_acceleration.html
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Fuck floating point. Fuck it right in the nose.
I'm trying to add WE32106 Math Accelerator support to my 3B2 emulator. So far so good, but I feel dirty: My code assumes floating point types are stored in IEEE-754 format in memory. The C standard guarantees no such thing.
I mean... so far it works? But there's no guarantee it will work on every platform, or even with every compiler.
Software engineer and impenitent hacker.
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