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My computer ate a report that I spent a week writing. Luckily I had… - delta_november

Mar. 14th, 2006

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From:leftofcool
Date:March 15th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
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> I think the machine is having more fun that I am.

probably. i mean, just how much delight do *you* normally get from hexadecimals? :P :)

sorry to hear about the ravenous computer though. :P
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From:delta_november
Date:March 17th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
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Oh, you'd be amazed :).

I've been doing a lot of code optimization recently. I have a processor with a massive 7.5 kB of program memory, and I'm trying to shoe-horn some respectable science into it. The optimization trance involves making tweaks to the software, recompiling, and carefully noting whether the size has gone up or down. Finding a way to save ten bytes can be delightful in its own way :).

What's scary is that I now know the length of any particular machine instruction just by looking at its mnemonic.
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