Been Busy

So, so busy. The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (TIMODD) now has an official Steam page and a release date: May 19th, 2017. It’s also been featured in RockPaperShotgun ūüôā Aside from working on two books at the same time, I’ve also been working on not one, but two secret projects. Which are secret obviously, […]

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Factoring semiprimes using only addition

Methodology: Create a¬†dictionary. Add keys for all¬†primes below the square root of the semiprime (or just odd numbers, if you don’t have a list of the primes), and set the value to¬†be the same as the key For each dictionary entry¬†— add the key to the value If the value == semiprime — then factor […]

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How to have Less ads (and fund the Internet).

Adverts suck. They make every user experience on the Internet worse. They’re also a vector for virus injection. Users already hate them, as illustrated by the popular rise of ad blockers. So — here’s a modest proposal for a new funding model for the web: User’s opt in to an ad-free internet service, that costs […]

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Announcing: The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker

Coding for the day job eats most of my time. But when I’m not doing that, I’m working on other things – for myself, and in collaboration with others. This one’s still in progress, and probably won’t be released¬†until mid-next year, but I’m going to announce it early. “The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker” is […]

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On “Said”

There’s currently a bit of a hoo-hah about the word “said” – the hoo-hah being that its made its way onto¬†at least one teacher’s list of words that should not be used by school children. Instead, they’re urged to use what are referred to in the trade as said-bookisms. Words such as¬†barked, howled, ¬†demanded, cackled. […]

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