Monthly Archives: February 2020

More market turmoil

I see the FT2350 is down a massive 2.45% as of writing. I was doing really well in 2020, too, but everything is unravelling, basically. It’s a mess, but remember, we faced a similar mess in Sep 2019 and early … Continue reading

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Let’s implement polymorphism in Forth

In my most-recent post about Forth, where I talked about POLs (Problem Oriented Languages) I said that I had been toying with the idea of implementing polymorphism. So that’s what I did. It’s the simplest thing that could possibly work. … Continue reading

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SLP: up 10%

So, results for SLP (Sylvannia Platinum) are in, sending the shares up 10.3% to 53.0 as at writing. SLP has been a fantastic winner for me, up 195% since I bought them in March 2018. I am surprised I’ve held … Continue reading

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#forthlang: Problem Oriented Language

I saw a construct in Perl 5: use vars qw($var1 $var2); It is a pragma that is equivalent to my $var1;my $var; I guess there must be an equivalent in Raku, but I don’t know what it is. There’s a … Continue reading

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Bad trends in Operating Systems

Someone wrote on ycombinator: Am I the only one who hates most animation? If the animation doesn’t serve a clear purpose in signalling something to the user, I want it gone. I’m not convinced that we’ve seen any meaningful advance … Continue reading

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Coca-cola cans

My most recent pack of Coca-cola cans have some unusual writing down the side. They amused me, so I thought I’d share. My favourite so far is “It’s lit”. In other food-related news, I recently saw some Tesco packaged peaches … Continue reading

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MCRO – what a sorry mess

MCRO (Micro Focus) published its results today, sending the shares down 17% to 821p. Revenues are down 7.3. They started a “comprehensive Strategic & Operational Review” in August 2019, which I take as meaning that they’ve made a right bodge … Continue reading

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