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Gauging button bounce on an #esp32 using atlast forth

I thought I’d try to get some kind of handle as to how much a button is bouncing around. Here’s the code: 23 input_pullup pinm variable count : ++ dup @ 1+ swap ! ; : 0count 0 count ! … Continue reading

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#atlast #forthlang vs #micropython speed test on #esp32

A week or so ago I started out porting John Walker’s public domain Atlast Forth over to the Arduino. The code is highly portable, so who knows, maybe I’d get something going for the Uno, and maybe even the ATTiny85. … Continue reading

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Solving the #perl weekly challenge 6 in #racketlang

Seeings as I was playing with P6 (perl6), I thought I’d have a crack at the Perl Weekly Challenge #6. Here’s a recap of the first challenge: Create a script which takes a list of numbers from command line and … Continue reading

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Accounts package in #perl6

I have written various accounts packages over the years using Haskell, Lisp, Python, Golang, Forth, C++, amongst others. The largest code-baseĀ  I had was approaching 4000 lines of code, and had such features as downloading share prices. With the disappearance … Continue reading

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#vim: going plug-in free

I once read an article titled Stop the Vim Configuration Madness , where the user advocates avoiding plugins. I have read a number of similar articles. Since then, I have disabled syntax highlighting, backing-up of files, and a couple of … Continue reading

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The markets

Morningstar reported yesterday that it was the worst year for the FTSE100 since 2008. The index was down 12.5% over the year, starting at 7648, and ending at 6728. Although disappointing, I don’t think it was necessarily anything exceptional. It … Continue reading

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An adventure in Slackware

Ubuntu kept freezing on me for some reason. It seemed that Firefox was able to lock up the system. So I decided to install Slackware again. Slackware is a fast system. And you know what, I really like its init … Continue reading

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