Free Form Thoughts

A Classic Movie Voice Over

And so did the cutter of stone from the sky release the priest of his knowledge of lack of contact such that a stone cold comparison could be seen, and such that it meant that he still would still not know a hug.

And it became decided that the balance between overtaking the lessers versus timed up greaters as an order for the taking sensing a taked in the mistook, all because analytic in speed of absorption, such that little to as much was done.

How to tell the apprentice from beyond thu execution and what of the touchy humours?

And as the unity lowered with the cut words “different cutter” as they appeared. From this a division of opinion ended in more than a happen-seat. And so it was and might is a mighty word.

The multi-cutural (noel) was seen perhaps ower to the hives of man and fortuatous gods or sub-gods. Then what could be done? Why would they prey upon an idol god for it was upon the nature of being that action did perform some or a difference upon tribes and detribulates. If the payment is freedom then what is it to be holden to a duty?

Bode, bode and thrice bode that minus one is a bitch. Obvious dick in womb joke and all. All bar one off course. Yes, an extra-oneous F. Rise again dear cheapo.

And as he placed ring finger of his fishy right hand upon the pre-chopped and processed tree stump, declaring “take it and fuck off”, all was a bit more cagey and costing of those that never get told of the prices of alternate labour avoidance for profit.

Nice story so far dear observer. I think you’d like a little titillation for your money now. Bring forth babe percents and vital statistics.

What a placement of mind in such a being of knowledge. What could become? What it for removals of of thing never cast, never worried, never done.

In the be ginning. A shrrod ploy to an ends. As all became seated and thrust needed no explanation.

All the Too Messy for Sci-Fi Complaints

Assuming GPT-3 is really good at story completion how can anyone say that errors in word sequencing are irrelevant for the provocation phrase issued to an AI when the purpose is completion from the source through sense and not the generation of a more precise bore?

Although the mathematics of a form of complexity may be essential, the actual origin of the mathematics might not be as essential as a way of introducing the definitive emergents as one would assume. Multiple originations of emergence isomorphism in the completeness of behaviour might and likely are possible.

The latest AI joke is about the Silly can’ts versus the car bonned. Oh, dear. 

UAE4ALL2 on Android with Amiga Forever

It works better than uae4arm when you have not much memory internally free as both the system and work drives can be on the SD card. It does involve making an extra System.hdf in a desktop tool and performing a copy <from> to <to> all clone after formatting the system disk as something named other than that e.g. Workbench so the copy works.

The directory for the Work directory can be copied off the Amiga Forever CD (which you own), and placed in the folder <StorageDevice>/Android/data/atua.anddev.uae4all2/files along with the System.hdf as the app only allows one of each and boot from one. It also seems to not allow some combinations, and a bare file system on the Work is better than the otherway round.

If you get the ROMs too from the CD, and place them in there, you get a purple boot screen, for some reason it needs a app emulation restart to use the disks in my configuration. The mouse is horrible, and so a little USB mini keyboard and trackpad combo is essential. You kind of have to have a bit of font imagination until you set the screen mode (which also needs a shutdown and restart).

Amiga on Fire on Playstore

The latest thing to try. A Cleanto Amiga Forever OS 3.1 install to SD card in the Amazon Fire 7. Is it the way to get a low power portable development system? Put an OS on an SD and save main memory? An efficient OS from times of sub 20 MHz, and 50 MB hard drives.

Is it relevant in the PC age? Yes. All the source code in Pascal or C can be shuffled to PC, and I might even develop some binary prototype apps. Maybe a simple web engine is a good thing to develop. With the low CSS bull and AROS open development for x86 architecture becoming better at making for a good VM sandbox experience with main browsing on a sub flavour of bloat OS 2020. A browser, a router and an Amiga.

Uae4arm is the emulation app available from the Playstore. I’m looking forward to some Aminet greatness. Some mildly irritated coding in free Pascal with objects these days, and a full GCC build chain. Even a licenced set of games will shrink the Android entertainment bloat. A bargain rush for the technical. Don’t worry you ST users, it’s a chance to dream.

Lazarus lives. Or at least Borglaz the great is as it was. Don’t expect to be developing video realtime code or supercomputer forecasts. I hear there is even a python. I wonder if there is some other nice things. GCC and a little GUI redo? It’s not about making replacements for Android apps, more a less bloat but a full do OS with enough test and utility grunt to make. I wonder how pas2js is. There is also AMOS 2.0 to turn AMOS source into nice web apps. It’s not as silly as it seems.

Retro minimalism is more power in the hands of code designers. A bit of flange and boilerplate later and it’s a consumer product option with some character.

So it needs about a 100 MB hard disk file located not on the SD as it needs write access, and some changes of disk later and a boot of a clean install is done. Add the downloads folder as a disk and alter the mouse speed for the plugged in OTG keyboard. Excellent. I’ve got more space and speed than I did in the early 90s and 128 MB of Zorro RAM. Still an AGA A1200 but with a 68040 on its fastest setting.

I’ve a plan to install free Pascal and GCC along with some other tools to take the ultra portable Amiga on the move. The night light on the little keyboard will be good for midnight use. Having a media player in the background will be fun and browser downloads should be easy to load.

I’ve installed total commander on the Android side to help with moving files about. The installed BSD socket library would allow running an old Mosaic browser, or AWeb but both are not really suited to any dynamic content. They would be fast though. In practice Chrome and a download mount is more realistic. It’s time to go Aminet fishing.

It turns out that is is possible to put hard files on the SD card, but they must be placed in the Android app data directory and made by the app for correct permissions. So a 512 MB disk was made for better use of larger development versions. This is good for the Pascal 3.1.1 version.

Onwards to install a good editor such as Black’s Editor and of course LHA and some other goodies such as NewIcons. I’ll delete the LCL alpha units from Pascal as these will not be used by me. I might even get into ARexx or some of the wonderfull things on those CD images from Meeting Pearls or a cover disk archive.

Update: For some reason the SD card hard disk image becomes read locked. The insistent gremlins of the demands of time value money. So it’s 100 MB and a few libraries short of C. Meanwhile Java N-IDE is churning out class files, PipedInputStream has the buffer to stop PipedOutputStream waffling on, filling up memory. Hecl the language is to be hooked into the CLI I’m throwing together. Then some data time streams and some algorithms. I think the interesting bit today was the idea of stream variables. No strings, a minimum would be a stream.

So after building a CLI and adding in some nice commands, maybe even JOGL as the Android graphics? You know the 32 and 64 bit restrictions (both) on the play store though. I wonder if both are pre-built as much of the regular Android development cycle is filled with crap. Flutter looks good, but for mobile CLI tools with some style of bitmap 80’s, it’s just a little too formulaic.

Kindle Android Memory Hogging Apps

The apps I have decided to hate because of simple things like move to SD card not being enabled, or even if moved to SD is OK, there is some other “feature” which is annoying (especially high memory use due to lazy programming).

  1. Twitter – on the surface a good app. No SD card, and very large for a texting app. Also should use multi-notifications, but the bird tweets each and every one.
  2. Facebook – this is on the SD card, but will not stop putting over 256 MB into the on-device flash memory. This is likely an arse elbow use of libraries and no common goal to lower the memory usage as it would interfere with competing apps for ad shows.
  3. Messenger – yes another 200 MB of flash busting erm, what exactly?
  4. Basically anything larger than Chrome which doesn’t do something very impressive.

So this on my kindle is (bold for not that impressive), Turmux, Google Play services, Messenger (replaced with Messenger Lite), Facebook (replaced with Facebook Lite), Google Sheets, Java N-IDE, Google Docs, Office Lens, LinkedIn (it went in the bin first, as it was just too big and sucks video bandwidth without options), YouTube and then Chrome. I think this in large part is due to a lack of a move to SD card, and/or then not compressing SQLite databases by using tokenization to an external resource file which can be moved to the SD Card, not compressing resources, adding in much useless animation. I have about 800 MB free. I wonder how long the bold shall last.

There is also the new firmware updates which prevent chrome from saving to the SD card. I think all write permissions are voided except in specific to app directories. The default SD save directory though is not writable. I know it’s new firmware as it used to work before the updates.

Kindle Fire (Pt. III)

A general complaint about Android devices is that when you’re low on power, and it always wants to switch on and waste it rather than wait until you press the on button. It’s part of the global always on spy network, designed for idiots with money and not for intelligent or off-grid people. Alexa likely wants to know your inside leg measurement. As I said this is general to all Android devices, so I suppose expecting more from Amazon was just too much.

I suppose it would be too much to edit things like the above equation on the device, but I will try to see if there is such an equation editing tool. Plenty of good calculators, but few typographical tools. I sometimes would like to do this. It’s not as though I need the mathematical assistance, more typographical layout, for including in documents.

It seems there is nothing which will do this offline. Maybe an app opportunity? Likely a long development. It depends on other tools such as MathML being hack-able into something else. Of course n=k in the above equation. A bit of maths in the “analytic closure of integration” to make it a deterministic process for a CAS (Computer Algebra System). It replaces integration (hard for computers to pattern match, and based on a large and incomplete knowledge base) with simultaneous equations and factorization.

There seem to be some downloaded episodes of some series happened this morning. Three free episodes (Number 1) of some random TV shows. I assume this is to get people into watching exciting stuff. I feel a bandwidth suck in the making. Ah, so it’s called “On Deck“, and although kind of interesting, it would be nice to make it only use certain WiFi networks. While on 4G hotspot proxy, it will make my bank account sad.