Monthly Archives: July 2004

I've Read That Java Has Just Overtaken Cobol As The Most Popular Language

“I’ve read that Java has just overtaken Cobol as the most popular language. As a standard, you couldn’t wish for more. But as a medium of expression, you could do a lot better. Of all the great programmers I can … Continue reading

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Cough Cough…

I soldier on. Favorite new word. ‘syntagma‘. Designing a new nifty data structure to enable efficient & fast construction of optimal combined lexical and LALR syntax parse tables from a context free grammar. Fun thinking time ahead. I’m going to sit down with … Continue reading

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A Very Old Sig (circa 1997)

— James Mc Parlane  The Evil Brotherhood of Mutants Graphics/Video Dept of R&D ALIFE   Voice +(61-2)9660-4174 fax 9699-9888 Data  +(61-2)####-####              C/C++ source nanoTECHno  33.6k !warez        PC/AMIGA/NEWTON Loosely Coupled Super Computing Project     … Continue reading

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Sickness and Housekeeping

First conjuntivitis brought home by number one son… then the flu has gotten me again.. a week spent with little brain. Got a new desk. Everything looks better now than it used to. Defragged my HD. Hope this will stop the … Continue reading

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Sick for two weeks now.

Been coming home and going right to bed so no time for any fun coding. Spent the weekend at parents in law’s house so no work done this weekend.. It was so damn cold in Sydney that I would have … Continue reading

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On the mend..

Tickle Tickle.. cough cough.. Sadly my last antibiotic consumed yesterday so I now exist without the support of modern medicine. An all-nighter at work.. I’ve cut my compulsory 1 hour of coding a day down to 15 mins. Still making progress. … Continue reading

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Garbage Collection..

Interesting garbage collector. Here is something that the BSCAL VM could do 10 years ago.. and the Cupid set-top repair network file system could do in 1997.. 🙂

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