Fancy a $25 PC XT clone? With full Hercules graphics compatibility, peripheral support, and able to run MS-DOS and Windows 3.0? All you need is a Raspberry Pi, a C compiler, and 8086tiny
, the world's smallest full PC emulator. Clocking in at around 25k of source code, this marvel of modern science is yours to do with as you will. But wait, there's more - you get the full BIOS code _and_ binary thrown in! (Also runs on just about anything 32-bit, if you don't fancy a Pi).
If that's too big for comfort, a 4043 byte Obfuscated C version, winner of the 2013 ioccc championship, is also available.
posted by Devonian
on Jan 22, 2014 -
offers similar interactive tutorials that will teach you the basics, and hold your hand along the way. Perhaps you'd rather learn at a more even pace; CodeAcademy's CodeYear
will introduce you to one new concept every week throughout 2012. [more inside]
posted by schmod
on Jan 20, 2012 -
According to breaking news
, Dennis Ritchie
, inventor of the C programming language, co-author with Brian Kernigham of the famous book
on it, and creator with Ken Thompson of the Unix operating system, has died. [more inside]
posted by grimjeer
on Oct 12, 2011 -
One of the most beautiful
places in Denver. It a quiet place and quite the place to see. A movie
was made about a house and the fellow who rented it one day...adjacent to the park. Scared me to death as a little kid.
posted by shockingbluamp
on Sep 21, 2008 -
Sometimes, when you've had your fill of people basking in the golden light of their self-righteous indignation, you just wanna hear a song about somebody telling those holier-than-thou-ers where to get off. Something like, say, Harper Valley PTA
. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Apr 24, 2008 -