Great new post on the esolang Chef from @rottytooth https://esoteric.codes/blog/chef-multicoding-esolang-aesthetics
The badcode subreddit has started a wonderful series of contests where people solve problems with the most poorly written code possible. Here's the current one: https://www.reddit.com/r/badcode/comments/aklko8/bad_code_coding_challenge_3_friendly_datetime/
Someone in an earlier challenge already used my favorite tack of abusing the C# goto statement and break out of structured programming
Chris Pressey's #nanogenmo project ETERLAN SEPTEBMER is written in his Befunge language (and is just about the easiest-to-read Befunge program I've seen), celebrating 25 years of the language https://github.com/NaNoGenMo/2018/issues/91
I like this possibility of Befunge for generative texts -- the visual nature of the language plays to its advantage
random walk starting at a random vector
I'll stop now
My Sentences on Code Art are about computational thinking as much as about programming; about the conflict between human thinking and logic.
The materialism of software is logic, it is not the digital of our physical hardware. Many languages work equally well on analog computers or might require other types of machines, perhaps ones that can never physically exist.
This does not reflect their validity as logical systems.
released a JS version of rot8000, the caesarean cypher for the unicode era https://github.com/rottytooth/rot8000
The Inuktitut word for Inuktitut is ᖃᓂᐅᔮᖅᐸᐃᑦ -- it is spoken by Inuit in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.
Rot8000'd, it is 酪邩迬鄕酬速迪遍, in the CJK plane, just like Roman letters are. CJK is enormously large; 87,887 characters in all.
A look at three versions of Evan Roth’s All HTML; structural studies of the web as text https://esoteric.codes/blog/all-html
"The butler did it" rot8000'd has all characters within the CJK Unified Ideographs block. These Chinese characters can be used as kanji in Japanese or hanja in Korean. They are halfway around the Basic Multilingual Plane from Roman characters.
@aparrish Yes and I think expanding that surface is what interests most programmers — who are likely happy to leave it to an AI to stitch together existing code to address some slightly different set of requirements.
Just discovered this wonderful reddit bot that finds synonyms for every word
Impartial ascertained this howling reddit larva that brainwaves words for all word
籌籪籷 籶粂 籗籪籗籸籐籮籷籖籸 籹类籸米籮籬籽 米籾籼籽 籫籮 籖籸籫粂 籍籲籬籴 类籸籽籪籽籮籭 簹粁籁簹簹簹 籬籱籪类籪籬籽籮类籼籈 http://rot8000.com/index?%E7%B1%8C%E7%B1%AA%E7%B1%B7%20%E7%B1%B6%E7%B2%82%20%E7%B1%97%E7%B1%AA%E7%B1%97%E7%B1%B8%E7%B1%90%E7%B1%AE%E7%B1%B7%E7%B1%96%E7%B1%B8%20%E7%B1%B9%E7%B1%BB%E7%B1%B8%E7%B1%B3%E7%B1%AE%E7%B1%AC%E7%B1%BD%20%E7%B1%B3%E7%B1%BE%E7%B1%BC%E7%B1%BD%20%E7%B1%AB%E7%B1%AE%20%E7%B1%96%E7%B1%B8%E7%B1%AB%E7%B2%82%20%E7%B1%8D%E7%B1%B2%E7%B1%AC%E7%B1%B4%20%E7%B1%BB%E7%B1%B8%E7%B1%BD%E7%B1%AA%E7%B1%BD%E7%B1%AE%E7%B1%AD%20%E7%B0%B9%E7%B2%81%E7%B1%81%E7%B0%B9%E7%B0%B9%E7%B0%B9%20%E7%B1%AC%E7%B1%B1%E7%B1%AA%E7%B1%BB%E7%B1%AA%E7%B1%AC%E7%B1%BD%E7%B1%AE%E7%B1%BB%E7%B1%BC%E7%B1%88 #NaNoGenMo
nocode: The best way to write secure and reliable applications. Write nothing; deploy nowhere. https://github.com/kelseyhightower/nocode
Rewrote rot8000 in JS this week — which was more work than I’d anticipated — but I’m excited bc will soon use it for my first Mastodon bot https://github.com/rottytooth/rot8000
@aparrish My mastodon feed is 90% Allison right now, but it's captivating thoughts on computational poetry, so hard to complain