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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Now what shall I code?

Having left Intel, I'm free to post on comp.arch, and hopeful that some of my inventions will get patented.

But... I have spent much of my career coding. Simulators. E.g. 2006-2009, pair programming on my security project.

My new job involves reading, writing.  But not much coding.  In my spare time I will work on my wiki, http://semipublic.comp-arch.net/wiki, and my own inventions, although I plan to see if V will patent them.

However, I don't want to let my coding skills lapse.  So, what shall I code?  In the short term, perhaps, I will code mainly for my website.

Mediawiki PHP, or client-side Javascript?  Probably the latter, since seems more useful.

Eventually I will have to write a simulator. Again. What is this, the 3rd of 4th time?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something to do with virtualization would probably be the most interesting. For example you could devise some new opcode and then add support to kvm/qemu for implementing it. This could prove or disprove various theories about hardware in the past without actually having to make a new chip, compiler and operating system. (I'd expect you'd pick a currently unused x86 opcode.)

ndw said...

In the short term, perhaps, I will code mainly for my website.

Serendipity do da. That's what I'm up to as well. I'm plowing through the jQuery book at the moment.

I have a larger project in mind; to write a comment plug-in for Blogger and / or Wordpress "that doesn't suck".