9 December 2013
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Computer Science
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New Spoken Passage in Xazik

Here’s a spoken passage from the traditional wisdom literature in the native Xazik tongue. The utterance was performed by David Silo.


7 October 2013
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Computer Science
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Proto-Indo-European Being Spoken

Check out the audio file of the King and the God being read in Proto-Indo-European. It sounds very authentic and phonologically sound. I didn’t want to loose the sound file so I’ve linked it here. Enjoy!


31 March 2013
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Design Patterns in D: Introduction

[starreview tpl=16 style='starscape'] This and the posts to follow on this topic are a mix of two of my favorite software engineering topics: design and the D programming language. In particular, I’ll be discussing design patterns as first revealed and described by the “Gang of Four”[1. Gamma, E., Helm R., Johnson R., Vlissides J. (2004) […]


20 March 2013
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Printing From an Arduino/AVR

If you’re like me, you have a lot of old classic equipment. Besides my beat-to-death Honeywell CP/M and oft-never-found TRS-80, I have a ton of other old gear like ISA 10bT NICs, VESA and Hercules graphics cards, 400MB IDE hard drives, just to name a few. Well, while digging through my junk looking for my […]


Examining Options for μnix Flash File System

Flash Memory Flash memory is non-volatile storage on a chip that can be electrically erased and programmed. Flash memory has recently improved to support much larger densities than before, making it a viable secondary storage facility. However, flash memory just like EEPROM, has a stated endurance. The endurance of the flash memory is how many […]


9 February 2013
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Finding All Defined Macros in (avr-)gcc

Have you ever scratched your head during a coding session and needed to know how or if a particular item is defined and known/understood by your GCC compiler? For instance, I often need to know what host operating system I’m on. Should i do a #ifdef __windows__ … #elsif defined(__linux) … #else // defined(__avr__) … […]


28 January 2013
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Computer Science
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Fuzzifier for Fuzzy Sets on AVR

Hi again, I recently wrote a fuzzifier in C++ for an online game project I’ve been working on. Then, for fun, I made a few tweaks to the code and compiled it as a static application and flashed it on an Atmel ATmega644P AVR microcontroller. The output was simple ASCII text via the serial USART. […]


27 January 2013
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Computer Science
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For a Love of Numbers #1: Sequences

Hello and welcome, This is the first post in a series of posts on numbers, number theory, and math. In this post, I cover some basic sequences. Expand the content below to explore these sequences[1. The code and output is done in the R statistical programming language]. All sequences, unless otherwise noted, include the first […]


7 January 2013
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The MIT Battlecode Competition Kicks off Today

As some of you already know, there’s a small, sub-genre of computer games called programming games. In these types of games, the main thrust of the primary mechanic is that you must pre-program a robot/tank/entity to do actions and movements and attempt to respond intelligently to any and all threats from other players trying to […]


9 December 2012
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Logic
Math
Musings
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Cogitation Conundrum #2

Ok, here’s the next Cogitation Conundrum for you. It might keep you thinking for a few minutes. Professor Brainiac, who is getting on in years, is growing absent minded. On the way to a lecture one day, he went through a red light and turned down a one-way street in the wrong direction. A policeman […]