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Idle Cycles

A collection of thoughts and experiments that at one point occupied my time, some still do. These are the things happening in my idle cycles.

A Taste of TCL

2022-01-02

I have been playing around with TCL and trying it out in a few different projects. While I am brand new to the language I've written up a few notes on the experience so far.

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Thinking About Another Static Site Generator

2021-11-26

I have been reading more about C programming and casting about for a project I am thinking of writing another static site generator. It is a small, self-contained project with a well known scope and I have real data.

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Thinking About Formal Methods

2021-10-02

I've been doing a lot of reading lately, especially on different aspects of formal methods and specifications. I like the idea of modeling systems at differing levels of abstraction and identifying problems before a line of code is ever written.

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Bulk Data Generation in SQLite

2021-07-18

Browsing the internet this afternoon I saw an article about fast SQLite inserts posted online. As a fun exercise I thought to try things out myself.

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A Minor SQL Epiphany

2021-07-15

I previously delved into using my own loadable module to circumvent the lack of user defined functions in SQLite. A more typical, relational solution occurred to me today and I thought I should write it down before I forget.

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Ook! in Emacs Lisp

2021-07-13

Since writing about strategic-communication I've been goofing off with more silly languages. Presented here without excuse is Ook!, implemented in Emacs Lisp.

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Messing with SVG

2021-06-19

I recently picked up a copy of SVG Essentials and have been reading it to get a better grasp on the fundamentals of the format and learn where I might use it. To really ease into things slowly I started with some very simple graphics of my own.

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Strategic Communication to C

2021-04-09

I saw an esoteric programming language posted online, strategic-communication, and thought it would be a lark to create a second implementation. In the interest of diversifying runtimes and architectures I set to creating a parser and compiling to C.

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Common Lisp Refactoring

2021-04-01

While I may have hinted that I wasn't going to; I went ahead and tried cleaning up my recent port of a Go module to Common Lisp.

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Full-Text Search

2021-03-29

Yesterday I implemented an English language stemming algorithm after reading about full-text search. Might as well round-out the project and implement the search as well.

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