Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Here's an interesting building block: a task queue processor. Runs anything in Java or other JVM languages. There's definitely a system-level design language waiting to be defined that would put together this sort of component to make an overall system.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Babbage's Debugger

A universal graphical language devised by Charles Babbage to enhance understanding of complex clockwork.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Over on my translation tools hat, I've been looking at OpenLogos, a very old commercial machine translation program that has recently gone open-source.

Here's the thought that struck me earlier this week: the intermediate parse structure contains something very like a semantic structure. Might it not be possible to "translate" English into a Class::Declarative nodal structure? At least in limited domains?

I'm just going to leave that thought on the table here, and back away slowly.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The mother of all pattern sites

I never really noticed c2.com - the birthplace of the freaking Wiki. Sometimes you just have to wonder if I've ever been paying attention at all.