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Robert Munafo

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New Xmorphia Gallery Mandelbrot Set Living Screensavers
A high-performance computing application that happens to produce nifty organic patterns. Mu-ENCY, the Encyclopedia of the Mandelbrot Set. Mostly rather technical. Some screensavers that use live video and massive GLSL calculation to create cool effects.
My LEGO Robots Numbers and Large Numbers Hypercalc
Building robots, orreries, etc. with LEGO® Interesting properties of numbers like 27 and 143; Googol, Googolplex, 2727, and others far far beyond. The Calculator that doesn't overflow (with JavaScript web app and standalone Perl versions)
Top Movies RIES General Blog
My list of top movies of all time, rated by attendance (number of tickets sold) in U.S. theatres. The RILYBOT Inverse Equation Solver. Finds an equation for any number. A weblog of articles not limited to any specific topic.

Other pages of perhaps lesser interest:

Abbreviations : Common phrases that are frequently made obscure by abbreviation.

Alternative Number Systems : A list of the most popular alternatives to fixed-point (integer) and floating-point representations, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Answers to Questions on Stack Exchange Sites : This page is necessary because the "StackExchange" forums (such as stackoverflow) present severe limits on participation, except to a tiny fraction of lucky users who got involved when each forum was new.

Apple II Colors : An exact calculation of the RGB values of the lores (COLOR=) and hires (HCOLOR=) colors on the Apple ][, derived by converting through the Y R-Y B-Y and YUV systems.

Apple Product History : List of computer and PDA models released by Apple, some with details.

Archetypes : A Periodic Table of Jungian personality archetypes.

Associativity Matrix : A little twisty maze of thoughts, all different.

Blogs : In addition to my primary blog, Robert Munafo's General Weblog, I also have two blogs hosted by blog-specific websites: Robert Munafo on Blogspot and Robert Munafo on WordPress.

Chip's Challenge : Maps and hints, and some walkthroughs, for the Atari Lynx version of the videogame.

Computer History : The history of the development of computers, with a focus on performance issues and the adoption of supercomputer design ideas into desktop machines.

Data : Miscellaneous small bits of data I want to publish.

The Eden World Builder File Format : Eden World Builder is a Minecraft-like game for iOS. I worked out the internal data format so I could print maps.

Experimental page : For my experiments with HTML and JavaScript (it's published mainly so I can check it from gatewayed ISP's like AOL and WebTV, and limited viewers like smartphones).

Extropianism : Why we shouldn't feel quite so bad about the future.

Filk : Some funny lyrics I've written.

Fitbit Flex : Technical specifications, a list of the flashing light patterns, and some instructions that should have been included in the manual.

Floating-Point Formats : A list of the ranges and precisions of various floating-point implementations over the years.

Friends : Links to Web pages of various friends and co-conspirators.

Functional Computation : A set of recursive definitions starting with a minimal set of LISP-like functions, and specifically related to work of Turing and Gödel.

Gearing Ideas and Notes : Mosty related to my orrery work.

a Graph Theory Problem : A graph theory problem related to wiring multi-processor computer networks.

History of Music : Focusing on the industrialized distribution of music as a recent and unnatural phenomenon.

Hypercalc : The calculator that doesn't overflow. Available as a JavaScript web application courtesy of Kenny TM~ Chan, and in a standalone Perl version that supports 295-digit precision and is programmable in BASIC.

iBook: How to Prevent Sleep : A simple, cheap and reversible way to prevent the iBook from going to sleep when you close the lid.

Index to the One True Thread : Silliness and serious creativity for hopelessly obsessed xkcd fans.

My Laws of Mathematics : Kinda humorous, kinda serious.

Linux rules : Duh.

The Lunacraft/Mooncraft File Format : Lunacraft, originally called Mooncraft is a Minecraft-like game for iOS. I worked out the internal data format so I could print maps and recover from the dreaded "terrain regen bug".

Lynx Chip's Challenge : My maps and hints rendered with a custom font.

MacBook Pro : mainly concerned with hard drive upgreades.

Mamma Mia : The Broadway musical.

MBTI : A Karnaugh map of the Myers-Briggs personality types

MIRA : A text-only web browser with unique features, designed for scholars and others who conduct research on the Internet.

Mispronounced Words : My bid for the "most useless collection of data on a web page" world record.

Missile : My first Macintosh program also happens to be one of the few programs that runs perfectly on all past and current versions of the Mac and MacOS.

Movies : Some material I have written that relates to a few movies.

Munafo Classical Sequences : An exhaustive index of integer sequences generated by simple "classical" formulas.

Non-Obvious Answers to the Stupid Problems Life Gives Us : like how to find a practical lid-wrench.

Orrery : A solar system model built from LEGO parts.

Perl scripts : The language of choice of those who have that occasional "hankerin' for some hackerin'"

Playstation : My notes about Sony Playstation games.

Pod People : from Apple Customers to Werewolves — organized and classified for your amusement and as a public service.

Programming Languages : An automated survey of the popularity of various computer languages.

PVC Espas : A musical instrument I have built.

Riemann Zeta Function MP3 File : Music that only a number theorist would love...

Rubik's Cube and Other Rectangular Delights : My unique solution algorithms from 1982, some software, and a survey of similar puzzles like the 2×2×3.

SAMPA : A clear concise way to represent phonetics in ASCII.

Scientific research : Has a link to a paper I am working on related to the Gray-Scott system patterns.

SDRAM : A list of some older SDRAM chip types giving their speed and size.

SimpleGet : A small stand-alone replacement for the perl library LWP::Simple.

Size Scales Exhibit : An adapted and improved version of the AMNH Rose Center exhibit.

Slide Rules : Notes about slide rules and photos of ones I made myself.

Sloandora : An interactive browser for the OEIS, using a text concordance metric.

Solar System : Some facts and figures about the planets and their orbits.

South Park on the Gun Debate, Without Blood or Bullets : Fan fiction written for early 2013.

The SPEC Benchmarks : Conversion formulas for the industry-standard CPU benchmarks.

Split Sleep : Sleeping twice per day for greater efficiency

TextEdit: Fixing the Margins Bug : How to alter TextEdit's printing code so that it respects the margins from Page Setup.

Tides : A step-by-step explanation of the tides, designed to explain all the differences that occur from one day to the next and from one location to another.

UNIX Project Build Tools : A partial history of the tools (cc, make, etc.) used to build from source and why it keeps getting more and more complicated.

xapple2 : My modifications to add accurate sound reproduction (/dev/audio) to the xapple2 Apple ][ emulator for UN*X and Linux.


Incomplete Work

The following links represent projects that I lost interest in.

Apple Computer : Notes about the company and its history (currently just covers the "1984" commercial)

DVCRs : The "digital VCRs" TiVo and ReplayTV.

F161 : High-precision floating-point data types. This software is complete, but effort to document it is not.

United States Constitution : Reordered so as to place each provisison of the Amendments in its most logical place within the original seven Articles.

Windows Answers : Answers to questions encountered by Microsoft WindowsTM users.


Abandoned or Obsolete

The following are articles that I no longer consider accurate.

Digital Video : QuickTime Codec performance, efficiency and quality. (Was accurate around 2002)

GarageBand : Hints and tips relating to the Apple program GarageBand (became obsolete with iLife 05).

Identity Fraud : How to discover and cancel fraudulent credit applications made in your name. (This is out of date mainly because of changes due to the Patriot act.)

Stages of Civilization : A brief discussion of where we've been and where we are headed.


Waiting

Accuracy yet to be determined.

Predictions of the Future : Written in 2000, most has neither been disproven nor has come to pass.


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