Knuth: Fantasia Apocalyptica (2017)

Knuth: Fantasia Apocalyptica Fantasia Apocalyptica is a multimedia work for pipe organ, accompanied by several video tracks. It can be regarded as a somewhat literal translation of the Biblical book of Revelation into music. ‘Revelation’,…

Why Racket? Why Lisp?

Beau­tiful Racket / appendix  Beau­tiful Racket and Prac­tical Typog­raphy were made possible by a publishing system called Pollen. I created Pollen with the Racket program­ming language. Racket is a descen­dant of Scheme, which in…

nokia/memory-profiler

Features Can be used to analyze memory leaks, see where exactly the memory is being consumed, identify temporary allocations and investigate excessive memory fragmentation Gathers every allocation and deallocation, along with full stack traces Uses…

manuscript in etruscan language

Manuscript in Etruscan language The Liber Linteus Zagrabiensis (Latin for "Linen Book of Zagreb", also rarely known as Liber Agramensis, "Book of Agram") is the longest Etruscan text and the only extant linen book, dated…

Tell me more, nginx – Honeycomb

When the cool kids talk about interesting log data, no one seems to want to talk about nginx. Web servers are the workhorses of the internet, reliable and battle-hardened, but the logs are standard and…

Sam Altmans leap of faith

Earlier this year, founder-investor Sam Altman left his high-profile role as the president of Y Combinator to become the CEO of OpenAI, an AI research outfit that was founded by some of the most prominent…

I won’t play your mobile game

Articles Why I won't play your Mobile Game Preface I got this week a question via Twitter DM if I play mobile games on my smartphone. Since I put certain questions into a FAQ[1] file,…

Run CP/M on Your C64 – Using Emulation

In this episode of computer archeology, we deconstruct a very interesting case of borrowing code from multiple places – but first try this D64 disk image with any Commodore 64 emulator or a real C64:…

Has the Python GIL been slain?

In early 2003, Intel launched the new Pentium 4 “HT” processor. This processor was clocked at 3 GHz and had “Hyper-Threading” Technology. Over the following years, Intel and AMD battled to achieve the best desktop…