Every year before Christmas I spend a short week somewhere really bleak and miserable. This year it’s Iona, a small island off the coast off a bigger island off the coast of Scotland.
Good news, everyone! I’ve just made a computer nobody’s ever heard of load a program from a floppy disk!
I’ve just released version 0.7 of WordGrinder, my minimal word processor for processing words for Linux, Windows and OSX. There’s nothing particularly noteworthy; it’s just a pileup of new features and bugfixes that needed releasing.
I’ve just released version 0.1.1 of Cowgol, my new Ada-inspired programming language for the 6502 on the 6502! Yes, with Cowgol, you can use a BBC Micro to compile your programs into genuine machine code! Slowly.
Another couple of the mountains of my childhood: Ben Killilan and the wonderfully (if unpronouncably) named Sgùman Còinntich. These in fact turned out not to be the mountain that was visible, neatly framed between two slopes, directly out the front of our house, which I had been wondering about climbing them for years; in fact, after some careful work with Google Maps afterwards, these were the mountains next to that one. Yes, I climbed the wrong mountain. The one I was intending to climb was actually Faochaig, which is much harder to get to. But never mind…