Category Archives: Projects

Javascript Element Creator

Some time ago I was working on optimizing the client side code of my website, plnnr.com, an online trip planner. This website does automatic trip planning, and the problem was that recalculating trips was slow. After profiling, I found out … Continue reading

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Call for Volunteers: Open Knesset – oknesset.org

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been lightly involved in work on open knesset. Mostly I’ve been helping two of the main developers, Benny and Ofri, and joining the discussions on the discussion group. (For the non-Israelis: the Knesset is … Continue reading

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Fast Peak Autocorrelation

So, I was at geekcon. It was a blast. There were many interesting projects, and I didn’t get to play with them all. I did get to work a bit on the Lunar Lander from last year, and this year … Continue reading

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Preparing PyImprov for GeekCon on Friday

A long long time ago, I wrote Pytuner. It was one of the first projects I published on this website. For a long time it just sat there, doing nothing, while the library it’s based on – PyMedia, wasn’t being … Continue reading

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PyKoan – The Logic Game

As you can probably tell, I’m back from my undeclared hiatus. I’ve got lots of stuff to talk about, and I’ll be starting with PyKoan, one small project I’ve been working on lately in my spare time. A few weeks … Continue reading

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Issues in Writing a VM – Part 2

Writing a VM capable of executing expression trees is different from writing a VM for executing assembly instructions. Here I’ll cover several issues stemming from this difference. The first group of issues involve generality. Supporting a specific instruction set is … Continue reading

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Issues in writing a VM – Part 1

Arkon and I decided to write a VM for vial. First though, a short explanation on what is vial: vial is a project aimed at writing a general disassembler that outputs expression trees instead of text. On top of vial, … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of Pulling Numbers Out of Your Sleeve

About a year or so ago, I was reading R. V. Jones’ excellent book ‘Most Secret War’. One of the stories I remembered and told my colleagues about, was how Jones estimated the rocket production capabilities of the Germans. He … Continue reading

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Manually fuzzing my own compiler

As I mentioned before, I had to write a compiler for simplified CPL. An obvious requirement was that the compiler generate correct code. A less obvious requirement, but important none-the-less, was that after a syntax error, the compiler will keep … Continue reading

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Distorm3 progress and SVN

Finally, Distorm3 is progressing. With heaps of work done by Gil, and some more by me, the project will soon be on its feet. One thing that really gave us a feeling of progress, is setting up Subversion. We thought … Continue reading

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