One of my favorite blog post series is Mike Ash’s “Friday Q&A”. They’re always deeply technical, and often make my head hurt a bit. This week was no exception. I have a small amount of assembly experience, but it’s all MIPS, and I haven’t needed it years. So it was interesting to get a peek at x86-64 assembly, and see just how wacky a bug in a compiler can potentially be.
So, in an attempt to write more, and because my interests have a habit of blending together, I’ve decided to branch out some in the topics I discuss on this blog. If you visit the site directly, instead of solely reading via the feed, you may have already noticed a small piece of this change, the Strava sidebar widget I’ve added. I’ve renewed my efforts to get myself into better shape, and hopefully having somewhere to talk about it that’s more long form than Twitter and App.net will help to keep me motivated some. Also, while I’m not ready to talk about it yet, there may be an app or two I’m working on that will end up being related to fitness, so these posts won’t be completely off topic, it’ll just be a while before I start tying the fitness posts back to my tech related posts.