Ben Board, my ex-colleague, good friend and co-conspirator in the realm of cryptic crosswords, has a gamasutra column/interview piece talking about his current media consumption. By comparison, my media consumption (what a prejudiced phrase, but let’s go with it) is a bit more skewed towards books. Sounds: Daft Punk‘s Discovery, Blur’s Modern Life is Rubbish… Continue reading Media consumption
Month: July 2007
Building a MAME cabinet 8
I spent some more time on it this morning, after being too busy the last three weekends since I bought the plywood. Since I’m a power tool newbie, it’s going to take a while to complete. I learned a few things: My sawboard was too thick, since I made it from 3/4″ MDF. I had… Continue reading Building a MAME cabinet 8
Elbeno, now with 50% more everything
I just moved here from LiveJournal. All my LJ posts and comments have been migrated, thanks to some Perl & PHP wizardry. For now, this is the default WordPress theme.
Sgt Pepper Mashup
This is great. “Lucy at the River” is particularly inspired, I thought (also mirrored).
Thinking about ditching LJ
And moving to WordPress. I already have hosting. LJ isn’t too reliable, actually, and it’s not nearly as flexible as WordPress would be. So… if I switch, I could still access friends pages here, but LJ denizens wouldn’t get me in their auto-aggregated friends pages.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I’ve just finished it, so I can now return to the Internet. Sorry for the delay – I’m in a late timezone to start with, and had to look after mini-Elbeno this morning.
Bye Bye Internet
Apparently scans of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows have been leaked to Bittorrent. So I’m boycotting the Internet until I’ve read it.
More on Tree Folds
After some thought, I think I have the definitions for left and right fold on a tree: foldrTree :: (a -> b -> b) -> b -> InternalTree a -> b foldrTree f z ILeaf = z foldrTree f z (IBranch a x y) = foldrTree f (f a (foldrTree f z y)) x foldlTree… Continue reading More on Tree Folds
(Chapter 7 of The Haskell School of Expression is about trees.) The first definition is of a tree with values stored only at the leaves, i.e. data Tree a = Leaf a | Branch (Tree a) (Tree a) It then gives a mapTree function (equivalent to map on a list), which is trivial, and functions… Continue reading Arboreal Haskell
Book Sale Haul
Today was the quarterly book sale at the Culver City library. The haul: 16 Hardy Boys books The Past Through Tomorrow – Robert A Heinlein River Out of Eden – Richard Dawkins Operating Systems Design and Implementation – Andrew Tanenbaum The Design of the Unix Operating System – Maurice Bach Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages… Continue reading Book Sale Haul