goatee-stroking musing, or something

Lovely automata: bbcbasicbot

bbcbasicbot rendering of my one-liner

BBC BASIC bot [beta2] on Twitter is lovely. You tweet a BBC BASIC program to it and it replies with an animation rendering of what your program would look like on a BBC Micro.

I sent it this:


which readers might recognize as 10 PRINT, the endless random maze one-liner for the C64. This program even inspired its own book – also called 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 – about simple generative art.

You can run it in your browser thanks to the amazing JSBeeb.

goatee-stroking musing, or something

this makes me happier than it really should

Wind Things

windy west

CanWEA 2008 starts here. Undecided whether I’ll twitter anything …

computers suck

all atwitter

Twitter is one of the most pleasantly futile things I’ve ever seen.