Basic

{"content":{"id":935,"title":"Weekly Links - Low Level Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nMy favourite pop culture writer is Brian Grub, ever since he wrote \u003ca href=\"https://uproxx.com/music/beatles-christmas-songs-wonderful-christmastime-happy-christmas-war-is-over/\"\u003e'Which Beatle has the Worst Christmas Song?'\u003c/a\u003e. Lately, he's been writing weekly rundowns and \u003ca href=\"https://uproxx.com/movies/face-off-remake-rundown/\"\u003ethis one is a doozy\u003c/a\u003e. Read it slowly, take it in, absorb it.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThere are a lot of lists of top programming languages, most of which are written by cheesy copywriters. IEEE's annual report seems more or less accurate, although their Embedded seems a bit weird (Python? For embedded? Really? What a waste of hardware). They just released their \u003ca href=\"https://spectrum.ieee.org/static/interactive-the-top-programming-languages-2019\"\u003e2019 report\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nFor some reason, I type 'moo' a lot, unconciously. It's my default metasyntactic variable (along with 'apple' and 'banana'). I think it goes back to one of those 'intro to OO' things that uses farm animals as an example, that I read many years ago. Googling 'moo' lead me to \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/mXnJqYwebF8\"\u003ethis low-budget, NSFW slice of joy\u003c/a\u003e. This is all the good things that people used to say about punk rock but weren't actually true.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAncient Clickhole of the week: \u003ca href=\"https://www.clickhole.com/don-t-worry-there-s-no-arthur-the-aardvark-shit-in-t-1825125180\"\u003eDon’t Worry, There’s No ‘Arthur The Aardvark’ Shit In This List Of Total ’90s Memories\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI've read before that before the internet, people would copy entire games from magazines in machine code, assembly, basic or a mix thereof. It turns out that most of these - having no commercial value nowadays - have been made free on archive.org. Take a look at \u003ca href=\"https://archive.org/details/zxspectrum-programs2/page/n7\"\u003ethis insane insert\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSpeaking of low-level programming and retrocomputing, \u003ca href=\"http://skilldrick.github.io/easy6502/\"\u003ethis short tutorial\u003c/a\u003e is not just a great introduction to 6502, but a good intro to assembly in general. I wish I had something like that instead of the spiderweby books I learned from.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-09-17T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-09-16T18:30:43.000Z","updated_at":"2019-11-01T15:40:20.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sex\"\u003esex\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient_clickhole\"\u003eancient_clickhole\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=retrocomputing\"\u003eretrocomputing\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=zx_spectrum\"\u003ezx_spectrum\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=assembler\"\u003eassembler\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=basic\"\u003ebasic\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Low Level Edition

  • My favourite pop culture writer is Brian Grub, ever since he wrote 'Which Beatle has the Worst Christmas Song?'. Lately, he's been writing weekly rundowns and this one is a doozy. Read it slowly, take it in, absorb it.
  • There are a lot of lists of top programming languages, most of which are written by cheesy copywriters. IEEE's annual report seems more or less accurate, although their Embedded seems a bit weird (Python? For embedded? Really? What a waste of hardware). They just released their 2019 report.
  • For some reason, I type 'moo' a lot, unconciously. It's my default metasyntactic variable (along with 'apple' and 'banana'). I think it goes back to one of those 'intro to OO' things that uses farm animals as an example, that I read many years ago. Googling 'moo' lead me to this low-budget, NSFW slice of joy. This is all the good things that people used to say about punk rock but weren't actually true.
  • Ancient Clickhole of the week: Don’t Worry, There’s No ‘Arthur The Aardvark’ Shit In This List Of Total ’90s Memories.
  • I've read before that before the internet, people would copy entire games from magazines in machine code, assembly, basic or a mix thereof. It turns out that most of these - having no commercial value nowadays - have been made free on archive.org. Take a look at this insane insert.
  • Speaking of low-level programming and retrocomputing, this short tutorial is not just a great introduction to 6502, but a good intro to assembly in general. I wish I had something like that instead of the spiderweby books I learned from.