The Published Data of Robert Munafo
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.
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.
Extropianism : Why we shouldn't feel quite so bad about the future.
Filk : Some funny lyrics I've written.
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.
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.
iBook: How to Prevent Sleep : A simple, cheap and reversible way to prevent the iBook from going to sleep when you close the lid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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