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68000: MOVEQ, ADDQ, SUBQ

Nowadays it is quite easy to find any kind of information on the internet. But when I was a kid it was a mission to get valid information. You could go to the library – at first – but as… Continue Reading →

Swift: Defer

I kinda start to love Swift. Even if at some moments I clearly hated it (when they removed the pre/post de/incrementation for instance), I feel like discovering a new world… just because I don’t feel as comfortable as I feel with… Continue Reading →

Coding style

Something that evolved a lot during these years is the coding style I use. When I look backward in my past projects – mainly when it’s backup and cleaning time! – I can easily identify different ‘periods’. And these periods… Continue Reading →

Numbering systems (part 3)

There is also one another interesting numbering systems: the duodecimal (also known as dozenal), that is base 12. We have good proves that this is how old Egyptians were counting. They were using their thumb to count other finger joints (three in each of the… Continue Reading →

D65 Icon

Today – for a change – I switched from code and numbers to pencil and colors. I designed the logo for D65: I tried to mimic my first computer. And I’m pretty happy with the first result 🙂 I know that… Continue Reading →

Numbering systems (part 2)

Why are we grouping bits into bytes (8 bits)? Another ‘magical truth’ I saw a lot is that someone decided – all of a sudden – to use 8 bits to cook a bigger unit, the byte. And that he… Continue Reading →

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