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Archive for September 13th, 2006

I don’t know who originated this trick.  I first read about in in P.J. Plauger’s “Programming on Purpose”.  It was probably first used by assembly language programmer’s when 4-bit systems were common and memory was paltry.  Still, it can be handy in a tight loop even on a relative fast processor. continue reading…

I know that doesn’t sound good.  I don’t think my mother would approve if you called me that, but you can see that it’s true.  So many changes since my first days on a dial-up Bulletin Board System, yet it’s so much the same.  With all of the technological capabilities bestowed upon us by our digital slaves, it seems that what we like best about them is their ability to help us communicate with an ever-growing number of people.  I doubt that will ever change.