extension I created to allow users to change the action that occurs when you click on a
link while using a modifier key or middle mouse button. I created this since I frequently like
opening links in new windows on my Mac laptops which have single button trackpads and when using the
command key Firefox normally opens links in a new tab instead.
Tempest in a Java Pot
Tempest in a Java Pot
is a small Java application I made to
test out how well computer monitors work as radio transmitters after I read about
online. The monitor is
used as a transmitter by displaying specially constructed images on the monitor with the intent of
generating a desired radio wave from the electromagnetic emanations leaking out of the monitor.
The Computer Language Benchmarks Game
Many of the personal programs I write do lots of resource intensive image or data processing and I'm
also not a fan of bloated software so I've been interested in
The Computer Language
for getting a rough idea of how the various programming languages and their
implementations perform against each other. Now don't get me wrong, for many things performance
isn't everything so it might make sense to use a higher level but slower, more memory consuming
language. I've contributed several programs to the game mainly because it didn't make sense that
several of the C programs were performing poorly but also partly for bragging rights too since many
of my programs are among the fastest, least memory consuming, most portable, and best documented.
;-) Here's a list of programs I've submitted and their standings as of March 2019:
Binary-Trees C program - Second fastest program. Could easily be faster if the game
rules had less restrictions regarding use of custom memory management.
Binary-Trees C program - Was the fastest overall program for a couple years.
Fannkuch-Redux C program - Currently the fastest program and has been for several years.
Fasta C program - Was the fastest overall program for awhile and served as a basis for
the second fastest program.
K-Nucleotide C program - Was the fastest overall program for a couple years and still is
the second best program for run time, CPU time, and memory usage. Could easily be faster if
the game rules had less restrictions regarding use of custom hash table implementations.
Mandelbrot C program - Was the fastest overall program for awhile and still might be the
fastest of the non-vectorized programs that aren't possibly stretching/breaking the game
rules regarding manual loop unrolling.
N-Body C program - Second fastest program.
Regex-Redux C program - Was the fastest program for awhile, still is the second fastest
program, and also served as a basis for the top program (which was submitted by one of the
PCRE developers and mainly just updated my program to work with a new version of PCRE).
Reverse-Complement C program - Was the fastest overall program for awhile, still has the
third best run time, and still has the best CPU time.
I also created an archive of a bunch of the Computer Language Benchmarks Game content in April 2018
prior to the deprecation of the Debian Alioth server that it used to be hosted on. This archive is
and this may be the only place
on the Internet that still has a lot of the old Computer Language Benchmarks Game content.
CSS Spinning 3D Letter - Just a simple letter spinning in 3D on all three axes with a
be a little jerky on some browsers or slow computers though.