Whitespace

by Javantea
Nov 23, 2019

This is an unorganized but researched look into the purpose and sense of whitespace -- in programming, prose, poetry, and potatoes.

The most critical uses of whitespace I can think of in my past are: Python syntax, $\LaTeX\ $, PDF, HTML, novels, and E. E. Cumming's r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r. I shall dissect them and we can discuss in the comments about what their purpose is.

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SM5 Assembler

SM5 assembler [sig]
git clone https://www.altsci.com/repo/sm5asm.git

I present the SM5 assembler. Derived from the SM5 emulator, it works well in creating new programs for the SM5 architecture. It was necessary as part of a challenge called Game Copy Protection ROM in OpenCTF 2019. It also contains a small patch to sm5emu that improves the stability and benefits the user.

Why would someone want an assembler for an architecture that is not commercially available? If an FPGA version of this architecture were created, an assembler would be handy. But until such a time, I used the assembler to create a challenge which tested the ability for users to adapt to new architectures, SM5 being an architecture that only a handful of people in the world have experience with.

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Handwritten 2

I handwrote you a blog with my good hand using my tablet. It's much higher resolution than can be displayed in this blog template, so click and zoom to read it as originally intended.

Lecture 6 of QM seems like a forgone conclusion. I'm watching ElysiaGriffin because TVGBadger is offline.

She's talking about sleep and energy and meditation. She uses InsightTimer, second person I have heard talk about it in a few days. Weird. She has ~42 viewers.

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Freeform 1

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512

I'm gonna try blogging a bit. I've been writing most of my ideas down in IRC for the past few years and it occurs to me that publishing the logs is about as likely as me becoming a prolific blogger, so let's see if blogging works. Then I'll just write actually ephemeral text into IRC.

Javantea's hand x-ray

Here's an example of some of the stuff I wrote into IRC on Wed, June 26. The day before my surgery.

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