Category Archives: Navel Gazing

DARPA and the Makers

So there has been a spat going on, where Mitch Altman is parting ways* with other important folks in the Maker movement over concerns about their accepting DARPA money for STEM education. The organization accepting the grant is largely being … Continue reading

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Bookish Dreaming

I only remember a dream every year or so, but I realized on the way back from getting breakfast with friends this morning that a book I thought I’d been reading was entirely in a dream. It was a long … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs and Scones

Failed to work up requisite give-a-fuck this morning, had no pressing obligations until the early afternoon. Result: breakfast of poached eggs with fresh scones and a latte. In a related note, I need a better scone recipe.

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Too Much Toolchain Time

Having my “work project” be finishing the code generator and simulator fronted for LARK, and my “play project” be coaxing uClibc and TCC to build for Android (demonstrably possible, it’s just a question of if I’m clever and/or tenacious enough…) … Continue reading

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24!

Another year older, and again much the same, although not exactly as expected; I got a repulsive mixture of “no”s and bullshit offers on the round of PhD applications I sent out last year, and will be in Lexington for … Continue reading

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I thought I was going for a nice long skate in the beautiful weather. My heart, lungs, and left (lift) knee had other plans, and cut me off at a little under 30 minutes. I didn’t realize I was that … Continue reading

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Research Updates / LLVM Is a PITA

I’ve spent the last several months discovering ways in which LLVM is excessive, ill-behaved, oversold, broken or simply lying in it’s documentation while working on my master’s project. In fact, that is almost ALL of what I accomplished in the … Continue reading

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Why Application Programming Sucks

You, the programmer, have a problem you would like to solve. This is what progammers do, but since it seems like a common problem, so you leap to t3h googles for a solution: “Oh great google god, this lazy progammer … Continue reading

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Blog Move

This blog is in the process of moving in from it’s previous location at http://www.engr.uky.edu/~pseber0/ to it’s new home at pappp.net on bluehost. This current page will no doubt be repeatedly created and destroyed in the process, as I try … Continue reading

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Huh…

Some time ago, a friend sent me this article about one of our high school class mates (first person, the one at the National Journal Group), mixed with some ruminations on the fucked up standards of the people I grew … Continue reading

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