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Today’s “learn something every day”: Been studying recursion implementations in modern languages like Python. Taking this back to 8 Bit machines…this is the first time I’ve ever studied implementing a manual push/pop stack pointer combined with memoization. Got a lot of uses to ponder for this. #commodore #VIC20 #python
25 years together and she still takes my breath away.
Back to noodling during lunch with the “AI” computer player algorithm for this “connect five” game which I can still pretty handily beat. #commodore #appleII
Apparently it’s Fibonacci day (who makes up these days). Anyway, seems like a fun job for my crazy slow 1991 Sharp 9300C Hat tip to Andy Anderson for bringing this to my attention #FibonacciDay
This took me a while to figure out: All permutations of a naturally ordered string. In Python/Rust I’d use recursion, but on an 8-Bit you run out of space on the stack pretty quickly. Managed to come up with a working iterative version. Now I’ll redo it in Assembly ;-) #commodore
Writing some weighted depth first searches for some security software in my day job. Can’t think of a better way to refresh my tree searches knowledge than doing it on a PET. #commodore
I’ve never cared for the 80 Column hacks for the Commodore 64, but I love the Mandelbrot PETSCII program on the PET 8032 so much I could not resist. On this weeks episode of “Stupid Races Between Old Computery Things” PET vs C64(80 columns) vs 128 (10x speed) #commodore
I acquired this white TI nspire today. It’s disqualified from being on my episodes of “Stupid Races between old computery things” because it’s not old and with an ARM9 @ 396 MHz is more like a baby Raspberry Pi than a calculator. Still will be fun though.
Slipped out to the Christmas tree farm yesterday during lunch.
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