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2005-03-28
Arrrrgghh..

Off to paint the last bits of the living room... I hate DIY (not as much for the work itself as for losing the time I could otherwise have spent doing something else), so something I think I'm certifiably insane for having bought a house that needs so much work.

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2005-03-28
More on my assembly language for parsing

As I wrote previously I'm experimenting with an 'assembly language' for parsing.

I'm about halfway through writing the parser for the assembler in itself and temporarily hard wiring it into the virtual machine to bootstrap it.

Lessons learned so far include: I really DO want a couple more high level ...

2005-03-28
Playing with RSS

Been busy all day programming, and testing out RSS enabling assorted stuff, including my e-mail - just love how easy it is to churn out feeds from any information source available and instantly have it accessible from a wide variety of applications, including Firefox.

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2005-03-27
Programming Language Texts online

PLT Online is a collection of programming language theory texts and resources, all of which are freely available over the Internet.

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2005-03-27
Have Mass-Mailed Malware Peaked?

CRN has this article on the six year anniversary of Melissa: Six Years After Melissa, Mass-Mailed Malware Has Peaked

The article doesn't give any reasons for the belief that viruses such as Melissa are past their prime. ...

2005-03-27
I love Wing-Yip

While Croydon is hardly the most glamorous London borough to live in (but hey, Arthur Conan Doyle used to live up the road from me, and D.H. Lawrence used to teach at a school in the road I live in, so at least it was once cultured :) ), it ...

2005-03-27
Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload

Harvard Business School has a site called "Working Knowledge" and I just happened to come across a link to an article there called The Leadership Workshop: Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload (found it over the blog of Mike ...

2005-03-26
Just finished watching the new Dr Who

I've only seen bits and pieces of the older ones, so I can't speak much for whether or not it matches the old ones in style, but I was pleasantly surprised. Both with the quality of the effects, and the lighthearted approach.

It certainly didn't take itself too seriously, and ...

2005-03-26
A proposal to solve the 'Orphan Works' problem

This article at Groklaw looks at one option for solving the orphan works problem:

The Copyright Office has been holding hearings on access to "orphan" works. These aren't movies about kids who have lost their parents -- Little Orphan Annie, say. They are works which are still ...