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==The Finest Machine==
 
==The Finest Machine==
[[File:Kickstarter.png|thumb|right|Funded (possibly) on Kickstarter]]
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[[File:Kickstarter.png|thumb|right|(Not) Funded on Kickstarter]]
 
''The Finest Machine: The Science and the Joy of Computing''.
 
''The Finest Machine: The Science and the Joy of Computing''.
 
* Computing from the ground up, beginning with formal systems and moving up through information theory, VLSI, [[Architecture|microprocessors]] and [[Programming Language Theory|programming languages]].
 
* Computing from the ground up, beginning with formal systems and moving up through information theory, VLSI, [[Architecture|microprocessors]] and [[Programming Language Theory|programming languages]].
* [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nickblack/the-finest-machine Kickstarter project]
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* Failed [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nickblack/the-finest-machine Kickstarter project]
 
* [[media:Machines-ToC.pdf|Table of Contents]]
 
* [[media:Machines-ToC.pdf|Table of Contents]]
  

Revision as of 18:20, 19 May 2013

The Finest Machine

(Not) Funded on Kickstarter

The Finest Machine: The Science and the Joy of Computing.

Nascent Nonfiction

  • Fill in computer science eponym list, market as a phatty Dictionary of Ideas or Binet's Reader's Encyclopedia-like deal
  • (major and semi-esoteric) Trees. A chapter on each, kinda like The Periodic Kingdom
  • A guide to low-latency, high-throughput I/O on UNIX and Windows, with an emphasis on API's
  • Computer Science GRE exam prep
  • Definitive biography of von Neumann (as of 2009, the three major ones are all garbage)
    • possible title: Fekete Pestis (sets up unfortunate puns on my last name, though)
  • The Well-Tempered Computer (working title): an in-depth guide to modern computer hardware with an emphasis on standards
    • Everything from the input power to the output LEDs
    • Creative Commons license
  • Peak CUDA: A guide to NVIDIA microarchitecture and programming for peak on CUDA

Nascent Fiction

  • Maximum Scrunch, a novel
    • the title comes from Hans Bethe's Road from Los Alamos, referring to the conditions at which implosion turns to explosion in a supernova's core collapse