Author Archives: mcturra2000

About mcturra2000

Computer programmer living in Scotland.

Ubuntu is the best all-round distro

Ubuntu 18.10 was out yesterday, and it’s quite a pleasant distro. Ubuntu’s look is good, certainly much better than the hideous brown they had for many years. It looks better than Windows 7 by default. I have only interacted with … Continue reading

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Forth equivalence

Suppose you have : myword do something useful ; Then s” myword” find-name name>int execute is the same as myword Works in gforth.

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Magic Hat Portfolio: TMMG in, CCT out

CCT leaves the portfolio by rotation, having lost 0.4% during its tenure. It has been in the portfolio for 3 years. The FTSE350 has risen 15.8% during that period, so the performance of CCT has been disappointing. TMMG enters the … Continue reading

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A test pattern for ultimc

File test.4th: # PRINT A TEST PATTERN # X Y W H COL 0 0 850 700 99 FBRECT # blue square 600 50 400 600 990000 FBRECT # red square 100 100 600 500 9900 FBRECT # green square … Continue reading

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Forth DSL example

Forth is a language, like Lisp, that has a certain fascination for me. I’ve tried Forth a few times, but have always gone back to other languages. Recently I tried creating a Forth myself as a learning exercise: ultimc [1]. … Continue reading

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#FOOT I’m now bearish

I’m jaded, I admit it. I’ve seen enough wheels fall of the wagon that is AIMĀ  to give newly-floated issues a second chance. Brokers estimate 2.47p EPS for 2020. That gives is a forward PE of nearly 15. Investors are … Continue reading

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Magic Hat Portfolio: RMG in, HVN out

Recruitment company HVN (Harvey Nash) leaves the portfolio by rotation, and more importantly, because it received a takeover offer last month. That caused the shares to shoot up to near the takeover price. There’s unlikely to be any upside from … Continue reading

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