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An 'assembly' language for parsing

I've mentioned my forays into push parsers previously. But after looking at that approach, I realised I needed a bit more flexibility. So I got the idea of designing a tiny assembly like language for building push parsers with. This is analogous to building an NFA or DFA, but with ...

Starved for Logic

I've mostly tried not posting anything directly about Schiavo - the closest I've been getting being my comments on a couple of the starvation pieces posted yesterday - because it angers me that people feel they have a right to meddle in what should have been a private matter.

However I ...

Do you care about lives or about votes?

First I saw the Blog for America piece that I mentioned earlier tonight, then now I notices Patric Logan has been writing about the same thing:
Making it stick.: Preventing Death

He quotes 13.000 children a day dying of hunger related causes. Add to ...

ADTI invents new silly claims about open source

In a completely unsurprising move The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution's Kenneth Brown is trying to discredit OSS again.

After his miserable, failed attempt at discrediting the roots of Linux by claiming it was copied from Minix (a claim disputed even by Minix' author ...

Finished my essay!

The hardest part was cutting it down from 6000 to 4000 words, but I did it once I finally managed to stop procrastinating and actually did some work.

So now I'm going to spend the rest of the evening munching cheesecake and writing a parser engine - I got this ...

Hunger has a cure

Blog for America has a great piece called Hunger is a cure about the fact that 1 in 10 American households experience hunger or the risk of hunger and that more than 9 million children are the recipients of food aid in various forms:

Once ...

Support British loos - Join the BTA!

The British Toilet Association - Campaigning for better public toilets for all

I've been looking for an organization to be active in, but perhaps this isn't it... :)


African mobile growth tied to faster development

I've long been aware of the trend towards bypassing landlines in Africa, in part due to the cost structures - while not apparent in developed countries where the vast cost of building out landline networks have been absorbed over a century of to a large extent heavily regulated telephone companies.