Monthly Archives: July 2015

CLZ – The Integer Log Base 2 Instruction

In just a few CPU instructions, the truncated base 2 logarithm of any integer can be computed for any integer from -2^63 … 2^63 – 1. This has interesting applications in being able to rapidly access logarithmically increasing arrays. The … Continue reading

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The Mastery of Edgar Allan Poe

I love this quotation from the Fall of the House of Usher. You can hear it spoken by Orson Welles on the remastered edition of the Alan Parsons Project album Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Shadows of shadows passing. It … Continue reading

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A Tribute to the Original Jurassic Park

Kelsey shared this wonderful fan made tribute to the original Jurassic Park with me. Welcome to the Jurassic Park Theme Song!

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Review of “Star Wars: The Phantom Edit”

* * * B This subtly edited version of the Phantom Menace, made by an anonymous Star Wars fan, is a definite improvement on the original. Dozens of small changes tighten the film, and overall it has a more serious … Continue reading

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Review of “Jinn”

* D Jinn is a supernatural thriller based on stories from Islam about demonic creatures. The plot is adequate, the acting limited but adequate, with good performances from supporting players Ray “Toad” Park, who probably could have carried the lead … Continue reading

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Baker Proof of Concept on GitHub

The first proof of concept of my latest hack project is available on GitHub: https://github.com/jimbelton/baker This program (written in python) is able to automatically build a simple C library and its test program. The tool requires little to no configuration … Continue reading

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Review of “Special ID” (English Dub)

* * C This Hong Kong martial arts film stars Donnie “Ip Man” Yen as an undercover cop trying to bring down a Hong Kong mobster. When he threatens to quit, he is promised he can return from undercover work … Continue reading

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