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Accounts Year 2016

Accounts are filed. The Account. This year as an experiment the payment options will include Swiss Franc, USD and EURO. There are methods in place to already accept gold and bitcoin, but as expected at this small scale so far, GBP is the currency used by all customers...

Windows Being Shit Again

Ever needed to move “Program Files” to make some space with an easy 32 GB SD? Obviously, Microsoft keeps getting a backhand bribe for filling up internal drives. It turns out a nice utility called Steam Mover does the job of making a shortcut quite nicely....

The Cloud Project

So far I’m up to 5 classes left to fill in SignedPublicKey Server Keys AuditInputStream ScriptOutputStream They are closely coupled in the package. The main reason for defining a new SignedPublicKey class is that the current CA system doesn’t have...

Cryptography

pub 4096R/8E2EAD58 2017-07-30 Simon Jackson MIT key server I’ve been looking into cryptography today and have developed a quartet filter of Java classes which do Diffe-Hellmann 2048 AES key transfer with AES encryption, and ElGamal signing. I chose not to use...

BLZW Compression Java

Uses Sais.java with dictionary persist, and initialisation corrections. Also with alignment fix and unused function removed. A 32 bucket context provides an effective 17 bit dictionary key, using just 12 bits, along with the BWT redundancy model. This should provide...

Current Contracts

My current contract is interesting work, and only spoiled by the accounting trend of pay everybody as late as possible. It looks as though I’ll up my rates to account and manage invoice factorization. It does no good to act as a credit source to a company which...

VS Code and Elm

I’ve been looking into doing JS trans-compiled languages recently. The usual suspects popped up. ClosureScript, Elm, TypeScript, and maybe a few others. This had the unexpected effect of needing the VS Code software as some of the plugins do not yet work with VS...

TypeScript in Visual Studio Community 2017

Just loaded up the VS 2017 community release. The TS 2.1 features include strong types relating to null and undefined. A bit annoying, but none the less it does force some decent console logging of salient error potential. I’ve found that many apparent error...

General Update

An update on the current progress of projects and general things here at KRT. I’ve set about checking out TypeScript for using in projects. It looks good, has some hidden pitfalls on finding .m.ts files for underscore for example, but in general looks good....

68k Continued …

A Continuation as it was Getting Long The main thing in any 64 bit system is multi-processing. Multi-threading has already been covered. The CAS instruction is gone, and cache coherence is a big thing. So a supervisor level mutex? This is an obvious need. The extra...

Where the 68k ISA went Wrong

An AMIGA valentine’s special. With much hindsight it is possible to analyse where the micro computer scene and the processor market overlapped to allow Intel to overtake the market share. The selection of the EC range in the Amiga was put forward as cheaper,...

Polyphony and Voicing

After designing the filter sections which are to be used in the audio VST under construction, the next thing to decide is the oscillator voicing. The calculation of many voices does consume a large proportion of the CPU resources in any soft synthesizer design. There...

VESA NET

VESA NET? An idea for a BIOS extension. A protocol for total removal of the video card from the server. The VESA frame buffer becomes virtual, and routed out only UDP to the default broadcast address. A listener on the network presents MAC address (maybe translated),...

A Document Code Editor Proposal

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FVBTqb_ZuGoSAbz7RuHZfKxU1GZdYlDzN8HvCE1Eqpo/edit?usp=sharing is a link to a public Google doc. It’s a project proposal draft for a non-linear text editor, and some operational principals it could or should...

How Moving to Outlook Destroys Your Gmail

Just testing out office 365. Surprising features in Outlook include unsubscribing folders, still makes them delete-able. Which is very surprising as you’d likely unsubscribe to a folder to not consume local space and download, and just want it left alone on the...

JDeveloper and Intel Python

The JDeveloper environment looks good. Nice work Oracle, and some of the Borland classic JBuilder. This tool look more like how I’d use an IDE. I’ve been looking at other technologies for computer development, and a recent Intel offering (for personal use...

Power Systems

Lot of free energy videos about but does it actually work, or is it just virtual vapour wares? Here’s a highly unstable circuit I designed a few years ago. The magnetic balance is so fine, that an external field can throw the circuit into an unstable power...

Musical Research

I’ve looked into free musical software of late, after helping out setting up a PC for musical use. There’s the usual Audacity, and feature limited, but good LMMS. Then I found SuperCollider, and I am now hooked on building some new synthesis tools. I...

Site Looks

I thought about making my site look like google today. The green here is distinctive, but maybe the site could learn from some google UI styling. But then maybe the net would all look the same. A bit of an off dream where the moon had all one style, and then each...

PocketCHIP

The CHIP is and excellent little computer. The production is having difficulties at present, but hopefully this will be sorted out soon. You can even get a keyboard and screen case thing, for mobile use. In short it’s a competitor to the Raspberry Pi, and has a...