#131 Dylan Beattie, Esoteric Languages, Rockstar and Programming for Fun

Dylan Beattie talks about his love of programming, esoteric languages and his language, Rockstar.

Who he is, what he does. Dylan and Bryan had Amstrad computers. Programming as art, programming for the sake of programming, Conway's game of life, demo scene, squeezing more out of the hardware. Squeezing more out of software; code golf; obfuscating code. Quines-programs that print themselves, quine relays, record is 128 languages. Esoteric languages, a story about Alfred Hitchcock, Turing completeness, examples of esoteric languages. The origins of Rockstar; an example of FizzBuzz in Rockstar, making real music. Dylan’s hectic conference schedule.

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2 thoughts on “#131 Dylan Beattie, Esoteric Languages, Rockstar and Programming for Fun

  1. The Amstrad CPC range of home computes did make it out of the UK & Europe – in the late 1980’s there was a thriving Amstrad community all the way down here in New Zealand. IIRC, the Christchurch Amstrad Computer Club has several hundred members and would routinely have 70-100 show up at our monthly meetups.

    I fondly remember my Amstrad CPC 6128 – not least for the 1200 baud modem I acquired and used for access to local BBSs.

    • Thanks for letting us know. I remember the days of BBSs, my first time using one was when I needed an update to an Amiga game and I had to go to some office where they people use their modems for fee, I had to cart the update home on a 3.5 inch floppy.

      Now I hit publish on my podcast hosting site and it’s available in New Zealand instantly.

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