Category Archives: Geek

AI vs. AI. – Two chatbots talking to each other

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The Secret to Software Developer Productivity

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DarwinTunes software ‘evolves’ music without composers

DarwinTunes software 'evolves' music without composers – latimes.com. Noise filtered through generations of listeners eventually becomes melodic, offering insights into how our tastes evolved. Robert MacCallum of Imperial College London and his colleagues asked 120 undergraduates to listen to continuous … Continue reading

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Too true

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Classic Beagle Bros Apple ][ fun

Anyone else remember this? From the glory days of computing fun. Who the heck first figured out that one line of Applesoft BASIC could make your Apple ][ moo like a cow? More at the Beagle Bros Software Repository.

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Brilliant XKCD today re: Steve Jobs

“The Eternal Flame”

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Starbuck and Starbuck in Starbucks

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The Shakespeare Programming Language

This is possibly the greatest programming language ever invented; the Shakespeare Programming Language (SPL). The following program reverses the characters in a given string: Othello, a stacky man. Lady Macbeth, who pushes him around till he pops. Act I: The one … Continue reading

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Cathode – realistic terminal emulator for OS X

Very nice terminal emulator that realistically renders the whole terminal – reflection, high phosphor burn in, jitter, and interlacing. Reminds me of the computer lab at Canisius back in 1984.

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Programmer Joke of the Day

A woman asks her husband, a programmer, to go shopping. Wife: “Dear, please, go to the nearby grocery store to buy some bread. Also, if they have eggs, buy 6.” Husband: “O.K., hun.” Twenty minutes later the husband comes back … Continue reading

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