Yorick Phoenix

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Chief WriteTogether Bug Finder & character stringer. Generally, to create computer code, but sometimes actual words and paragraphs. Listens to lots of music, takes lots of photos, & invests in stocks for the long haul.

Joined 31 December 2018.

Total writing: 582 days.

Current streak: 745 days.

Total word count: 263739 words (453 words on average per post)


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Languages 16/31 (C)

1 year ago, for day 259 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Part 15 is here It was probably around this time that I learnt a fundamental language that I would use for the following fifteen years as my main language, well this language plus more advanced versions of the same. 16. C I'm pretty sure I learnt C from K&R...


Languages 15/31 (Clascal)

1 year ago, for day 258 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Part 14 is here I was planning on writing about a different language tonight, a very popular one. I'm not sure of the order in which I learnt a bunch of languages at this point and maybe I learnt Postscript later than I thought, however I am pretty sure as...


Friday 13th

1 year ago, for day 257 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Today - the day I am writing this - is Friday 13th. Apparently this is meant to be a bad day. How I have no idea why, after all everybody's biorhythms can't all have a triple crossing point on the same day. There again if you believe in biorhythms I...


Time to get a blower?

1 year ago, for day 255 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Technically Autumn doesn't start until the autumnal equinox which this year is September 23rd. To me it feels like autumn already. The leaves on the trees are yellow or on the ground, the days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler. My garden is covered in leaves is the...


Languages 14/31 (Postscript)

1 year ago, for day 254 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Part 13 is here I'm not sure if I ever really did any programming in Forth so I'm going to skip it. Forth for those that don't know is a stack based language in the same way that Reverse Polish Notation (RPN) calculators are. There is another very popular stack...


Languages 13/31 (PROLOG)

1 year ago, for day 253 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Part 12 is here After LISP I was tasked with learning the other of the two well known AI languages at the time. 13. PROLOG I'll be very up front about this. I never liked Prolog, not sure if I fully understood it and never did anything that I...


Character Sets

1 year ago, for day 251 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

This is a slight diversion from the list of computer programming languages that I have used as it occurred to me that there have been multiple character sets involved when I was coding First we look at IBM EBCDIC (Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code) which is an extended (as...


Languages 12/31 (LISP)

1 year ago, for day 250 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Part 11 is here For my gap year at College I worked in the newly created AI Lab. It was founded by one my lecturers Annie Brooking and we worked on joint research with funding from ESPRIT for Knowledge based Research. The first thing I had to do with learn...


Languages 11/31 (MACRO-11)

1 year ago, for day 249 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Part 10 is here After being forced to learn the business language COBOL as part of my academic studies I was next required to learn another language. This time at the other end of the hierarchy of programing languages. Almost all the way down to the bare metal we have:...


Languages 10/31 (COBOL)

1 year ago, for day 248 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Part 9 is here I'm not 100% certain of the ordering of the next two languages, which are at the oppersite ends of the scale between high-level and low-level languages. I had no plans to learn either so I going to go with: 10. COBOL I would never have...