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dot command stack [til/spectrum]

Written by Remy Sharp / Original link on Feb. 21, 2021

When writing dot commands for the Spectrum Next the bytes are loaded into memory position $2000. Normally "free" memory is $8000 onwards to $FFFF (or so I understood), but the stack is sitting at $FF41 (or so) so paging in a bank to the last MMU position will nuke the stack. Straightforward work ar…


Choosing a business model for Simplify [link]

Written by Remy Sharp / Original link on Feb. 11, 2021

I've been using Simplify (v1) for so long now that when I do come across the original Gmail design I find it visually jarring and overwhelming. This is such a good product and I'm glad that it's moving into a paid for business model because I can give them my cash in the safe knowledge that the ext…


Tech Hostage [blog]

Written by Remy Sharp / Original link on Feb. 8, 2021

When tech stop working for us and instead held us hostage to what their corporations wanted? What follows is a stream of (unedited) thoughts that decided to wake me up at 6am this morning and felt too good not to unleash on my phone first thing. I also know this is one of those "he has way too much…


Just write the #!%/* parser [link]

Written by Remy Sharp / Original link on Jan. 29, 2021

I've been meaning to read this and work along side it for months - I've had the tab open on my phone for nearly 3 months! There's a lot of my side project work that requires an AST to make better tools for developers, but I tend to err on the side of "hack a parser and protect with tests". However,…


That other global: name [blog]

Written by Remy Sharp / Original link on Jan. 21, 2021

Along with the likes of this and window there's another global variable that knocks around the browser: name. It would typically be set when code would call window.open - you could name the window. Except it could also do something else rather special: persist across reloads. A brief backstory Ther…


Zed [book]

Written by Remy Sharp / Original link on Jan. 19, 2021

The book starts out really well and strong. Though I wasn't entirely sure who I was supposed to be plumping for, each character had their own sadness. There's a tech background to the book that I've seen face to face, not the AI/sentient bits, but the constant tracking and the BS fobbing off that…