Saturday, September 16, 2017

Another 'blog this so it doesn't get lost in my bookmarks mess' post

Chess meets checkers - 'Chessers'

Standard chess setup, except that 4 pawns advance one step, and the resulting empty spaces on ranks 2 & 3 (7 & 6) get filled in with checkers (8 checkers per side vs the traditional 12.)

https://schwartztronica.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/checkmate-by-checkers/

Multiple variations listed. A followup post was promised but apparently never happened.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Footshooting

The intersection of 'secure everywhere', 'drop insufficiently secure protocols', and running obsolete applications/operating systems: I can't read the following URL on my laptop. https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/usenix09/tech/full_papers/toomey/toomey.pdf

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Another D*m Linkfest

Another random set of links, mostly via http://research.swtch.com

http://www.visual6502.org/

Includes visual simulations of a 6502 and a 6800 both written in JavaScript. Simulation is at the gate level and apparently includes propagation delays,

http://www.aturingmachine.com/

A physical implementation of a Turing Machine.

http://www.computerhistory.org/babbage/

Babbage's Difference engine.

Linotype (actually, one of their European counterparts, I think)

https://archive.org/details/Typesett1960
https://archive.org/details/Typesett1960_2

New York Times last print run on their Linotypes

https://archive.org/details/FarewellEtaoinShrdlu