# Category Archives: Science

## Sequent calculus fun with Logitext

(This post is overdue; I’ve been more than usually busy at work on a new project, and have not had the energy to do anything interesting when I get home. Well, I saw this a while ago and today out … Continue reading

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## Manufactoria

Last Friday I stumbled on Manufactoria, a cute web-based game in which the object is to build machines for testing and repairing robots. This is done by manipulating a robot’s code, a sequence of red and blue symbols. Each part … Continue reading

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## Images in space

A common project attempted by programmers of a certain naiveté is classification. For example, classifying images based on their characteristics. A lot of applied AI is about classifying stuff. The applications are things like a search engine for similar images, … Continue reading

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## Crop circles and other rounding errors

My first attempt at adding fixed-point calculation to my fractal revealed a strange phenomenon:

I was confronted with this CAPTCHA today:

## Low-level priority queue optimisations

Optimising the Fractal’s trace mode by changing the priority queue and enabling SIMD.

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## Mandelbrot calculation using SIMD

How running two calculations in a single thread can speed up the Fractal by up to 90% (but more likely, 15%…).

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## Tracing a fractal outline

Improvements to and a release of my simple fractal program. I’ve been working on the Mandelbrot fractal program that I made in April.  At the time it drew the fractal by allocating every n‘th pixel to a separate thread.  I’ve … Continue reading

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## Prolog and the Einstein puzzle

My attempt at solving the “Einstein Puzzle”, seen recently on Reddit’s /r/math.

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## LaTeX in WordPress

I just found out that WordPress.com supports LaTeX math markup! It’s pretty easy to use. (For lack of any ideas original or even remotely profound!)