Richard Gorton's page of raw bits

Professional overview:

To misquote a line in the Wizard of Oz, an approximate descriptiong of my career mostly has been "compilers, runtimes, and loaders, oh my!" with a smattering of microservices talking to MySQL. For more details, see my (November, 2020) resume.

Things done "for fun":

Code examples

At present, it seems to be popular to have a 'coding interview' wherein candidates are under time pressure to solve some particular problem, and implement it on the fly. Really? How much production code contains the fibonacci sequence? If I'm interviewing, and you want to look at my code, here are some of the projects coded solely and entirely by me, or contact my references to find out if I write horrible code.

Software Profiling investigations

Professional musings

Alpha and ATOM

Learn-by-doing stuff

Various travel & other photos

Rock, Scissors, Paper, Zeus, Chronos!?

Copyright 2010, Richard Gorton
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

Commentary & Opinions