Jez Higgins

Freelance software generalist
software created
extended or repaired


Older posts are available in the archive or through tags.

Feed

Follow me on Twitter
My code on GitHub

Contact
About

Friday 22 November 2013 The Forest Road Reader, No 111

The MEng in Biochemical Engineering - Engineering (Biochemical) as they have it - at UCL sounds completely brilliant. (Note that contrary to the Mayor of London's assertion, Ancient Greek is explicitly excluded as a qualification for this course.)

Clang is feature complete for C++14. To the future!

Birmingham is named best UK city visit by people who name best UK cities to visit. Alternatively here are 10 reasons you should visit Hull (although I'm really not sure the one about green cars is true), this week named City of Culture 2017. The comments under that article fall into two broad camps - people reminiscing about Spiders nightclub, or those declaring Hull to be little better than an armpit. Neither are especially helpful. While Spiders is still going (and seemingly unchanged), you can't pitch it to the nation as a cultural highpoint. And those people being sniffy can just get knotted. The first time I visited Manchester my car was broken into within half an hour, but it would be wrong of my to characterise the entire city as a crime ridden shithole on the basis of that one experience. Even if it is. The Hull Daily Mail manages to come up with 50 reasons to visit to Hull (presumably the research was easier from the Beverley Road than it is from Kings Cross), while my internet colleague offers a short list of lovely places in Birmingham that will never appear on a list of places in Birmingham.

Much thanks to Robert Brook for sending me off on a lovely little Forth digression by pointing to Bootstrapping a Forth in 40 lines of Lua code. It doesn't much matter if your Forth, like mine, is even less than rusty or your Lua is nonexistent, it's a fascinating idea. Because we live in the future now you can, of course, dink around with Forth in your browser. Go on, it's dead good fun.

A Chess program, written in Sed. You're welcome.

Oh look. The postie has delivered the latest Hull Alumni magazine today. Super.


Tagged c++, birmingham, sed-madness, and hull


Jez Higgins

Freelance software generalist
software created
extended or repaired

Older posts are available in the archive or through tags.

Feed

Follow me on Twitter
My code on GitHub

Contact
About