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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.

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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Language Stemming

2021-03-28

I read Let's build a Full-Text Search engine with interest and ended up on a tangent to implement an English language stemmer.

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