Some twenty years ago I set up a company to configure parallel computers for image processing applications. Unfortunately, demand wasn’t very high because of the poor price/performance ratio and the advent of RISC processors which surpassed it. I was therefore very excited when about a year ago Adapteva created a kickstarter project to offer affordable… Read More Supercomputing with the Parallella board
The other week I stumbled across a post about Morse keyers and decided to write some python code for sending and understanding Morse code (this code was updated on the 31st July 2014, because the pyglet library was not loading on some machines). Before I describe the code in more detail, a little bit of… Read More The Victorian Internet
The Sentiment and Semantics online app (Android version to follow), allows you to view tweets containing the search phrase you enter when presented with a popup after pressing one of the update buttons. The tweets you view are classified according to their sentiment and can be analyzed with respect to their semantic content. Duplicates have… Read More Sentiment and Semantics
Some time ago I posted a list of 54 words each of which can be either a noun, verb, adjective or adverb. Recently, I manage to extend this list by two words to 56. The amended list is included below along with the definitions of each word. A presentation made from some of the words… Read More Words that can be either a noun, verb adjective or adverb II
There is growing evidence that the English are dissatisfied with current arrangements for the territorial government of the UK in general, and England in particular. Why should this be so? Part of the problem is to do with maintaining the continuity of the Ancient and Geographic Counties and their affiliations. As an example, consider the… Read More The dog that finally barked – an English dimension to the country’s institutions of government
This article isn’t about how to brush your teeth or use dental floss. Instead it’s about how you can prevent tooth decay and have fun at the same time. Recently I came across an article stating that dried licorice root fights the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Usually I try to avoid… Read More Preventing tooth decay the Chinese way!
Image by sdobie via Flickr This year I read the Millennium Trilogy written by the late Stieg Larsson. The titles of the Books and Films with the same name are: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played with Fire; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest; All three books are easy to… Read More The Millennium Trilogy