Author Archives: mcturra2000

About mcturra2000

Computer programmer living in Scotland.

Magic Hat – DTG stays in

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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#awk the underappreciated

At Softpanorama: Most people are surprised when I tell them what language we use in our undergraduate AI programming class. That’s understandable. We use GAWK. GAWK, Gnu’s version of Aho, Weinberger, and Kernighan’s old pattern scanning language isn’t even viewed … Continue reading

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#Ultibo – a “unikernel” for the #raspberrypi

I just came across Ultibo , a “unikernel” for the RPi (Raspberry Pi), any version. What a fascinating idea it is! If you are like me, you have no idea what a unikernel is. Wikipedia describes it as: a specialised, … Continue reading

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Review of #elegoo basic start kit

Recently I decided to buy the “Elegoo UNO Project Basic Starter Kit with Tutorial and UNO R3 for Arduino” from Amazon. It cost £13.99. For those who may be unaware, the small board electronics niche has two undisputed leaders: the … Continue reading

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gists for #plaintextaccounting

Earlier this month, I wrote a blog post  on creating a small and simple plain text accounting system. I was asked if I could make my shell scripts available. I have done so as gists. You can download all the … Continue reading

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gums: my (currently useless) module system for #guilelang

I know next to nothing about Scheme, but I have decided to have another go at it. I have chosen to focus on Guile. One thing I’m trying to put together is “gums”, a “guile module system”. I am trying … Continue reading

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Experimenting with guilelang

There have been a number of conspiring factors that have led me to taking another look at Guile, the GNU Scheme programming language: hearing about Guix, a Linux distribution from FSF using Guile as a configuration tool the possibility of … Continue reading

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