Sunday, January 29, 2012


SqueekNOS is a project to create an operating-systemless Smalltalk. Ie. one where the Smalltalk machine replaces most of the operating system (apart from a small kernel I guess).

The nice thing about this : everything is inspectable / hackable. All the way down.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Just a note. I am really, really liking CoffeeScript now.

It's reminding me both of freedom that Python gave me when I first turned to it after Java. And bit of my experience with Erlang. ( If only it had Erlang's Actor model and pattern matching arguments ... )

The other good effect of this, CoffeeScript is making me more comfortable with investing my time writing serious logic on the browser-side. Which is where it should be, given the requirements of modern applications and that the browser is becoming the default GUI. 

Programming in Go

Very interesting video about how to program with Go language.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


So, slight Christmas / New Year's diversion from my main projects - I've been writing a wave-table synth in the last few days. Code (C++ using Maximilian) is here.

The main thing I'm doing is to have two wave-tables for a voice, and then slowly swap sample points between them to get a long-term evolution of the sound. I want to get a rich and ever changing timbre cheaply ie. without having to use filters or expensive FFT.