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I'm doing a big staff survey which has been sent around to members of staff. The following question popped up as the first question in a section with no context and with no definition of which "communications" from whom about what. Oh, the irony...
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Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree. Oh for a "not applicable"(!)
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Today's Friday project: a vagrant VM recipe for an IPython-based interactive compute machine. Clone, type "vagrant up", point your rowser to localhost:9888 and start doing science.
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Part 2 of my homebrew 6502 computer overview. In this episode we wire up the ROM/RAM and check that something is written to the screen by directly examining screen memory. (There's no actual video hardware yet!)
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Sounds fun :) -- looking forward to watching when I get a chance.  I think the 1986 version of the microprocessor data book, still in use when I was an undergrad, had the specs on this processor (together with block diagram of the BBC micro!).
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So, I made noises some time ago about how I don't want another 2.6.39 where the numbers are big enough that you can't really distinguish them.

We're slowly getting up there again, with 3.20 being imminent, and I'm once more close to running out of fingers and toes.

I was making noises about just moving to 4.0 some time ago. But let's see what people think.

So - continue with v3.20, because bigger numbers are sexy, or just move to v4.0 and reset the numbers to something smaller?
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Public bookmarking of gapminder, a list of browsable and downloadable "interesting" datasets on world population, diseases, income, etc. Via +Phill Richardson.
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For the non-Chromers out there, here's the text of my latest post as an IPython notebook.
For a personal project recently I needed a simple monospaced 8x8 pixel font. I could, of course, make my own but I thought it'd be nice for nostalgia reasons to try and extract the Acorn 8x8 font used in the old BBC Microcomputer. Using Python we can directly extract the font from a zipfile ...
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I found a few moments last night to properly eradicate polymer.js from my personal website and slim the theme a little. I've gone back to bootstrap. Material design and polymer may be great for single-page apps on Chrome but a small personal site is better off moving a little back from the bleeding edge.
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The Alexandra Arms in Cambridge has managed to source the rare vegetarian venison for their burgers.
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I recorded this video showing the progress of my homebrew 80s-style microcomputer. I decided at the end of last year that I should try to learn some electronics and appreciate the "magic" bit which happens between sand and C.
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Just pushed a PDF to the github repository. HTH.
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Public bookmarking "gitless", a command-line interface to git which attempts to be simpler and more consistent. It may be useful when on-boarding people in my lab to the concept of version control but it's written in Python which probably means a PITA install on Windows.
You need to have Python and Git installed (1.7.12+). The easiest way to download (and install) Gitless is through the Python Package Index (pip). Once you have pip just do: pip install gitless. You should now be able to start executing the gl command. The current Gitless version is 0.6.2.
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I'm sure UK people of a certain age will have fond memories of programming in MODE 7 on the BBC Microcomputer. I've just discovered the "bedstead" font[1] which recreates the characters as generated by the SAA5050 chip[2] used in the beeb. My terminal is now a major source of nostalgia :).

[1] http://bjh21.me.uk/bedstead/
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mullard_SAA5050
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Latest blog post: extracting the 8x8 character font from the original BBC Micro ROM using Python. See my previous post about why my website only works on Chrome at the moment. (Grr...)
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Right... The grand polymer experiment will be declared a failure.
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Technology lover and armchair linguist. 'Armchair', of course, being an archaic word meaning 'uneducated, naive and wrong'.
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