Hi! Tell us about who you are and what you do.
I am Simulacrum-0. I am building a digital platform that generates machine instructions live instead of the traditional programming language and compiling/linking toolchain. Am working on using casual, sloppy natural language to describe ‘what you want’ and then it generates the software at various levels of detail.
What is your hardware setup?
AMD Threadripper 3970X on a TRX40 mobo w/a GeForce 4090 and Radeon 5770 along with 7 1440p monitors and various input devices such as foot-pedals and gaming keypads mapped to custom commands.
And what are the favorite items in your workspace?
My favorites things are my dual-amplifiers/speakers setup, two companion cats, and a boatload of plants.
What is your software setup?
I run Arch, Ubuntu, and Win11.
- VS Code as highly configureable text editor ( tabnine is quite useful ).
- Thunderbird, Slack & Zoom for communications
- NoMachine to remote into other hosts ( for music and shared archives )
- Firefox, VLC, and Handbrake for consuming media
- Bash terminal for CLI building and git.
What are your favorite programming or scripting languages?
While i work mostly in C99 and assembly for x86_64/aarch64/RISCV, i still love the effective simplicity of Prolog, the purity of Forth, and the easily perceived snap-blocks of ‘scratch’.
Is there anything you are missing in your setup?
If i could have a comfortable, all-day VR headset with ideal text legibility, i could skip the monitors entirely!
What book comes to your mind that you would like others to read?
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson for its imaginings of nanotech (freely make what you wish), language (super-UX media-glyphs), social-structures ( choosable cultures called phyles ), and education ( super-AI-ipad called ThePrimer ). While the story is windingly Byzantine, its considerations of various technologies is still somehow relevant today.