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  The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sheep.

-- W.C. Fields

The undefined behavior trap of unsigned multiplies 19th Nov 2014

  I spotted an interesting and a bit scary manifestation of Undefined Behavior in C language (you know, that kind of code what could bring zombie apocalypse by specification, because why not?). I am not the first, but I haven't seen it properly described yet, so let's get into business. It all starts with some innocent unsigned multiplies where the implementer would expect a wrapping behavior...

The fall of the Berlin Wall, 25 years ago 10th Nov 2014

  The quarter century anniversary of probably the most iconic event of the System Change of 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall. The dark times of the cold war came to an end, new hopes, the 90's.

History as seen from a Ferris Wheel 7th Oct 2014

  A few weeks ago passing by train near the zoo and amusement park area of Budapest I realized something is missing from the view. The Ferris wheel of the park is no more, turns out it was scrapped a half year ago. That was not "just" a Ferris wheel.

Retro computers and RRPGE 16th Sep 2014

  In this article I decided to just look a bit through my retro style console / microcomputer design's sources. That is, what and from which old computers and consoles inspired me in laying down the concepts, and designing further my system. A bit of RRPGE history also follows.

Getting rid of Reference Links in Symphony 6th Sep 2014

  So let's finish the upgrade: fix the problem with the Reference Links. I knew having an extension will one day prove it was a bad decision, and even this simple innocent thing managed to strike back. While on the site surface, things looked fine, the Reference Link extension ceased working rendering those fields impossible to fill up properly. The key is that this simple extension just extended a core feature of Symphony.