Category Archives: computers

X-COM: Terror From The Deep

The attached video is about a game I used to play back in 1995. Does anyone out there remember it? It was called X-COM: Terror From the Deep. X-COM: TFTD. I used embedded SWF to create the movie, so you … Continue reading

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Ulam Spiral Fun

The Ulam Spiral is a famous cool thing. See Wikipedia Entry. Basically, Ulam put numbers on a square spiral

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I Stitched a Sequin onto Elvis’ Coat…

Well, i did the equivalent thing in the C++ world. Back in 1986 and 1987 I worked in the C++ group at Bell Labs. I was trying to debug my program, but could not understand what I was seeing from … Continue reading

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Geekiness

Java is a great language, but it’s missing a feature present in its cousin languages, C++ and C. The feature is the builtin macros __FILE__ and __LINE__. These are often quite useful for debugging, etc. Well, even though Java doesn’t … Continue reading

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Roku Application

Since we lost the controller for our Roku, I’ve had a bit of fun after discovering that you could control it by telnetting to port 8080 on the device and sending it commands such as “press up”, “press right”, etc. … Continue reading

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