Richard Gorton's page of raw bits

Professional overview:

To misquote a line in the Wizard of Oz, an approximate descriptiong of my career has been "compilers, runtimes, and loaders, oh my!" For more details, see my (circa October, 2016) resume.

Things done "for fun":

Font work:

As part of my larger website, I get periodic requests for electronic versions of Gorton Normal Fonts. Currently in-process. This involves scanning a physical typeset, turning it into black & white pixels via gimp; then using Inkscape to convert that to svg (Scalable Vector Graphics) and finally using FontForge (I have not started the FontForge portion yet).

3D printing and G-Code:

G-Code is a programming langauge used by Computer Numerically Controlled devices, ranging from Subtractive machining devices (Mills, Lathes, Machining centers) to Additive devices such as 2D and 3D printers. I first encountered G-Code in College when working for Tree Machine Tool Company, wiring their Journeyman 200/300 CNC Mills, and their turning center (model name forgotten) As part of the testing of the wiring, it was good and useful to write programs to perform simple axis traversals prior to handoff from wiring to testing & painting. Another project in progress. I'm not sure if there are disassemblers/visualizers for G-Code out there in the world.

Software Profiling investigations

Professional musings

Alpha and ATOM

Learn-by-doing stuff

Various travel & other photos

Rock, Scissors, Paper, Zeus, Chronos!?

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During the June, 2010 visit by Drew, Rachel, Zander & Erik, the game Rock/Scissors/Paper was played multiple times. "Those darn kids" (to recycle a quote from the "Scooby Doo" cartoons) ambushed poor old Uncle Rick with their technique. Twice. Additions: Upon subsequent reflection, the use of Chronos in a Rock/Paper/Scissors game ought to be limited in the number of uses; simultaneous use of Chronos by multiple participants should be treated as a time paradox with everyone utilizing it losing. About the only win vs. Chronos would seem to be Time or Taxes (which transcend death), but the representation of Taxes in Rock/Paper/Scissors would seem to be a bit tricky. Perhaps a Thumb rubbing across multiple fingers of the same hand (to represent money). There are no good ideas about how to represent infinite time (to counter chronos), except perhaps via the formation of an infinity symbol (circles of index finger + thumb on both hands, with contact of both circles). In this case, Infinity can only win vs. Chronos.

Around the house projects and events

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