Monthly Archives: September 2011

CPU Design for Tinkerers

One of the biggest steps in the history of computing was the integration of an entire CPU on a single chip. The so born microprocessor made the microcomputer possible, which would eventually bring affordable personal computing to the masses. This … Continue reading

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On Unicode

Unicode, particularly Unicode in UTF-8 encoding, is the most widely used character encoding today. It has solved one of the most annoying compatibility problems of the 1980s. Everyone is using it. Yet its details are still often misunderstood. Back in … Continue reading

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Truly Old-School Computing

My very first computing experience was tinkering around with a friend’s Sinclair ZX81. That was around 1985, I believe. In a moment of nostalgia, I recently tried out a ZX81 emulator found on the Web: it made me re-live some … Continue reading

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The Basic Unified Process

I have never worked on a large software team – in fact, most projects that I have been involved with, did not have more than two participants. Still, getting some insight into software development on a larger scale seems like … Continue reading

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ITE 221 Blog Posts

Labor Day is just around the corner, and even though we are technically still in the height of summer, the retail industry is busy reminding us of the shortening days and our obligation to start buying stuff for the colder … Continue reading

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