Casual Programmer: Posts

Here are the newest posts to my (very) occasional blog.

2018-07-29

carved head

Carved on the side of a thousand-year-old cart. I know this expression. (Taken while visiting the excellent Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway, last month)

2018-02-06

2017 saw the release of Galencia, a Galaga-style game for the Commodore 64. I’ve been playing it a lot on my C128; it’s really well-done, with a great SID soundtrack.

I just backed its sequel on Kickstarter. They have really ambitious plans, and seem to be off to a great start. Looking forward to getting my hands on that cartridge later this year.

2018-01-27

Wilson Hall at Fermilab

Wilson Hall, Fermilab, last night. Attended a public lecture on quantum engineering with Hemi. It’s just such a cool place.

2018-01-23

Homemade tea egg. Came out pretty nice!

Photo of tea egg

2018-01-18

Photo of covered bridge, sun, snow

2018-01-12

Ah, that all-tests-passed feeling after a major refactoring. Time for lunch.

screen grab of passed-test icons in Xcode

2018-01-11: Ice on water

photo of icy river

Ice on water, under a bridge, a couple of days ago.

2018-01-07

Working on my blog-posting code, the only Perl 5 I regularly interact with, reminds me: I still really like Perl. It’s a fun language for projects of this size. (Really ought to try something in Perl 6 someday.)

2018-01-05

Micro.blog looks really great. Simple standards, nice design, right idea. Trying it out with my homebrew static site generator.