One of the ways to gather knowledge is to go through old software source code and or other technical books with source code. Source code is a set of instructions that can be converted into what a computer understands to do a specific job. This web page uses the HTML language. You can easily view the source code with your web browser view > page source. Recently, I picked up a couple of books for a few bucks that had some code written in the old “Beginner’s All Purpose Instruction Code” commonly known as Basic. Unfortunately, some people who were high and mighty programmer types gave me some grief over the purchase. Actually the Basic language is still supported in one form or another even on the latest computers. Even with that, the real reason I purchased the books was for the algorithms that it used via Basic to do some calculations. Those same algorithms could easily be converted to a variety of more recent popular languages such as Java, C++, or etc. Sometimes you just have to get out of the box to get more benefit from what you already have.

A little program I wrote years ago, but it can be the skeleton of something new including moused based point and click features. Sorry Oracle….

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We lose another great one.
Dennis Ritchie, Father of C and Co-Developer of Unix, dies. http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/10/dennis-ritchie/

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Several people have asked us to review products. Unfortunately, we have no plans just to go out and get equipment. If there are legitimate companies that want to send things on consignment or otherwise for reviews, then we would be happy to oblige.

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My computer is going trick or treating as a mannequin.

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Hint for the day. It never hurts to download mods and instructions. You never know when something might fall into your lap.

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More baby steps in computer math or why computers need so many transistors. Nov 2006 Name of Processor: Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Level 2 cache 8 MB Number of transistors: 582 million


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Made some meatballs out of hotdogs. Some suggested that Mustard might have been more appropriate than red sauce.

Good day.

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