Seriously, I have wondered this my entire 21+ year career as I watched IT admins blow money on equipment they “needed” at 10x the cost of things that would work equally as well. Continue reading “Are IT guys idiots who like to spend money?”
Yesterday, I felt compelled to turn my blog, typically about programming of obscure computer languages, into a temporarily-political blog. I can’t ignore this huge corporate-media backlash that I’ve gotten mixed up in…Continue reading “Bernie Sanders fans create Viral Backlash, attacking CNN.”
The corruption of power and money is evident when you look at shameful articles like this one from CNN. It seems that there are a lot like them.
Despite the fact that the measurable data out there indicates that Bernie Sanders completely obliterated Hillary Clinton in the debate, you can find many establishment News articles out there trying to quietly sweep his victory under the rug and rewrite history. Continue reading “Corrupt News Outlets trying to rewrite history, claiming Clinton as Winner of Democratic Debate”
I think I just totally made up this word, “finity”. Google has never heard of it, at least. But it is a word that I thought should be in the English language to describe the properties of a number that is NOT infinite. I’m not so sure the word “affinity” appropriately describes what I’m talking about… regardless… lecture my on vocabulary later. In this blog, I will attempt to put into perspective the extent to which 64-bit memory addressing in computers is NOT infinite, but finite. Continue reading “Examining the Finity of 64-bit Computing”
I was flipping through Netflix, trying to find something interesting to put on the television while I toiled around the house this weekend and found a “documentary” that I thought had an interesting title. “America: Imagine the World Without Her”.
It is hard to describe this movie as a “documentary” without using quotation marks, because, what this movie actually contains is more akin to Goebbels-style, Nazi-era propaganda. Continue reading “Review: “America: Imagine the World Without Her””
Noticed in my news feeds that Delphi Xe8 was released today.
Unfortunately, I don’t see a single mention of any new language features. I think this is a shame. As a software engineer, I spend most of my time writing code, and there consistently seems to be very little attention paid to the core Object Pascal language, which, in my opinion, desperately needs to be pulled out of the dark ages.
There are a number of companies rushing various “smart home” technologies to market right now, and as we all know, when you rush technology to market, it often times has a few bugs and, in some cases, blatantly doesn’t work at all. The Wink system is unfortunately, the latter.
As part of my planning to build a new Object Pascal Language/Compiler that aims to be a better C++ replacement than Object Pascal is currently, I have been thinking a lot about what exactly is wrong and missing in the languages. The goal of this new language I am creating is to create parity between the two, fixing the problems with both while also paying homage to the legacy and history of both languages. Here’s my assessment. This assessment may be edited as I continue to organize my thoughts around the matter. Lets start with the least mature of the languages, Object Pascal…
Instead of drudging through a million documents that cover every end-case under the sun, here’s a simplified, abridged set of instructions on how to compile x64 applications for windows using Lazarus 1.2.6. It may also work with future, newer versions of Lazarus. Continue reading “Compiling x64 in 32-bit Lazarus 1.2.6”