I think we are feature- and bug-complete for the first part of the #vtracker UI, which is the pattern editor. I'll get this ready for release and push master.
This makes vtracker a bit more usable, but it still needs an instrument editor and track editor before it has a complete user interface.
New post on the motivation behind my vale8x64 #homebrewcomputer project, and an overview of its technical details: http://www.mahnke.tech/blog/2019-04-09-introducing-the-vale8x64-computer.html
Just drained the fuel tank and pulled the carburetors on my first motorcycle, an '05 Ninja 250 which I haven't ridden in quite awhile. I'm gonna disassemble and clean the carbs, then finish a full tune up and sell the bike.
There are probably a few repairs to be done. The front disc needs replacing and the wires to the rear turn signals are severed. Mice, I guess?
Here's the talk I presented this week at the 2019.2 meeting of the Phoenix Computer Engineering Club: https://gitlab.com/phx-comp-eng/latches-and-flip-flops
Oof, power is out to 3 ceiling fans in the house, but not to the cable/LAN closet, which is on the same circuit. I suspect a bad connection or run of wire. Attic times coming up today.
I hope I can find the problem and that this'll be a simple circuit to work on, since it's only ceiling fixtures that are affected. I only wish it had happened a month or two ago, before 100F+ highs.
According to Our World In Data, "For the first time there are more people over 64 than children younger than 5".
Explore the chart for projections of the world population, or by country or region.
Yesterday, I got a 68000 assembly and debug (via Amiga 500 emulator) environment set up, and started getting familiar with the instruction set and encoding.
The 68000, and 16-bit assembly language in general, are new to me. I'm finding MarkeyJester's 68k tutorial to be a great resource. http://mrjester.hapisan.com/04_MC68/Index.html
I've written more C in the last year than in the rest of my life up to that point. I'm reflecting a bit on why I feel so productive in C.
- Small core language. Easy to keep a lot of it in my head.
- Small standard library; easy to keep an "info" window open and find what I need.
- Few distractions created by the ecosystem/tools.
- Lightning fast builds.
Managing names and changes in both .h and .c files is a pain, and my biggest gripe about C. But it's really my only major one right now.