SUPER-SIZED RUBIK'S CUBE!
The Rubik's Cube, invented in 1974 by the Hungarian sculptor and architecture teacher Ernő Rubik, never ceases to amaze.
Once I was at a small hostel in Spain, and came down with a nasty cold. I asked at the desk, and they said they had a doctor on staff. He came up to my room, wrote me a prescription, fixed me right up. Later I told the guy at the desk, I was surprised such a small hostel had a doctor on staff. He just smiled and said, "Yes, nobody expects the Spanish inn physician".
(not my joke)
Project manager: "What's technical debt? Explain it to me like I'm 6 years old"
(source: "Richard Scarry's Storybook Dictionary" : https://archive.org/details/1scarryRichardStorybookDictionary/page/n56/mode/1up )
It's _so_ slow: the calculations take more than one frame per frame, so it runs at 30fps; this run is mostly taken at Warp speed emulation (10x). Much of that is because I kept BASIC running, to reuse its number output routines.
Somehow this ended up being 800 lines of assembly: https://gist.github.com/Two9A/8b2f1d6e750e4ae762b2b9e2d7512473
I'll find a few spare moments to write up articles on some of the subtleties, expect those in the coming ...months.
#Eclipse2024 is now a certified disaster. At least in Bell County, Texas.