Monthly Archives: December 2019

Finally, a great return

Well, it’s been a great last month for UK stockmarket investors. At the beginning of the year I predicted at the stock market would be up this year. The reasoning was fairly simple: the stock market had been down over … Continue reading

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PoC #perl6 #raku BASIC assembler

I’ve recently been getting more interested in ARM assembler, even though my main desktop is an X86. I have also been interested in the work of Val Schorre and his Meta II compiler, and in the grammar capabilities of raku. … Continue reading

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Faster division on processors that don’t support division

I’ve recently become more interested in the ARM architecture, and programming it in assembler. It’s a bit of a slow process for me, and I’m eagerly awaiting a book from Amazon. It’s due tomorrow, so hopefully it will be a … Continue reading

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@Stockopedia #stockpicks2020 challenge

Stockopedia is running a stockpicking challenge this year, so I thought I’d have a go at it. There’s a lot of entries: 606 at the time of counting. There will undoubtedly be more. The stocks I chose were: BATS (Brit … Continue reading

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Hand-finished chocolate

So I bought some dessert mousse made by Tesco the other day. Apparently, it was “hand-finished”. I got a chuckle out of that, as it was obviously a marketing gimmick. It got me to wondering what, if pressed, Tesco would … Continue reading

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#RiscOs blinking LEDs on Raspberry Pi

Despite owning various flavours Raspberry Pis (no pun intended) for a number of years, today was the first day that I actually took RiscOs for a spin. I even managed to get a blinking light program working. Connect a lead … Continue reading

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My own take on the UK general election

Conservatives won by a resounding majority, I see. I was somewhat surprised by this, as I think May did a lot of damage to the credibility of the party. Boris seems to have turned that around. Predictably, the stock market … Continue reading

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GYM: latest RNS

GYM (The Gym Group) provides health and fitness facilities. The ill-fated company GOAL springs to mind. The share price is down 1.3% today to 262p, having released an RNS today on its “Small Box Format Rollout and New Credit Facility”. … Continue reading

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And back to #AbsoluteLinux again

After ongoing problem with Ubuntu 19.10, I decided to switch back to Absolute Linux to see if my problems are hardware related. I do not appear to be having any problems after the switch, so my suspicions are pointing firmly … Continue reading

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