Annales: Details

This was the first time I submitted a NaNoGenMo entry which aimed at being readable, in contrast to my previous efforts, Everywhere Dense and Neuralgae, which were really abstract. Annales is a generated parody of a very ancient genre, the chronicle, which tells history as a sequence of reigns, deaths …

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A Mighty Host

As an exercise in Haskell, I wrote a monad which threads random-number generation state through a context-free grammar, allowing the creation of arbitrary yet valid sentences. This was kind of clever.

Then I used it to generate a series of descriptions of bands of warriors along the lines of Homer's …

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The Algorithm

The fourth and last in a series of posts about how we think about coding and functional programming. The first three are The Homunculus, State and Immutable and pure

An algorithm is a procedure or formula for calculating a result, an idea which predates the invention of the computer by …

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