Author Archives: mcturra2000

About mcturra2000

Computer programmer living in Scotland.

Magic Hat: CTO in, EPWN out

The MHP (Magic Hat Portfolio) on Stockopedia (http://www.stockopedia.com/fantasy-funds/magic-hat-463/) is an experiment by me to see if a human can improve on a mechanical Greeblatt Magic Formula screen. I am trying to weed out “mistakes” that I feel the screening commits: … Continue reading

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Using std::variant as YYSTYPE/yylval in gnu bison for C++17

My blang project, which is a BASIC interpreter, uses  top-down recursive-descent parsing. I have been wondering if I could obtain better mileage from using flex/bison. Bison is quite old now, having last being updated in 2015 at version 3.0.5. So … Continue reading

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Magic Hat: PAY in, WIN out

The MHP (Magic Hat Portfolio) on Stockopedia (http://www.stockopedia.com/fantasy-funds/magic-hat-463/) is an experiment by me to see if a human can improve on a mechanical Greeblatt Magic Formula screen. I am trying to weed out “mistakes” that I feel the screening commits: … Continue reading

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#ubuntu1804 and #gnome

I had been running the Artful Aardvark, and decided to upgrade to Bionic Beaver. I downloaded lubuntu, because I wanted a lighter-weight install, and I was ambivalent about Gnome. After awhile with LXDE, I decided to install Ubuntu’s standard Gnome … Continue reading

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AIR – down nearly 20%

Aviation services company AIR (Air partner) is getting hammered again today, I see. It is down 19.8% to 83p. As early as March, it reached a share price of over 150p. The big drop is attributable to the year-end update … Continue reading

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Magic Hat: SCS in, RM. out

The MHP (Magic Hat Portfolio) on Stockopedia (http://www.stockopedia.com/fantasy-funds/magic-hat-463/) is an experiment by me to see if a human can improve on a mechanical Greeblatt Magic Formula screen. I am trying to weed out “mistakes” that I feel the screening commits: … Continue reading

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IAG looks like a buy to me

Prompted by a tweet from @wheeliedealer, I thought I’d add my tuppence worth: IAG (Int’l Consolidated Airlines) looks like a buy. P/FCF is around 6, yield is above 3%, and net debt is less than 3 times PBT. Its EV/EBITDA … Continue reading

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