* Posts by BobLon

3 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Apr 2021

UK's Investigatory Powers Bill to become law despite tech world opposition


And how does this legislation handle VPNs? Will they eventually become illegal in the UK?

The New ROM Antics – building the ZX Spectrum 128


I had no idea that the Spanish version of the 128 did not have the enhanced ROM.

Microsoft joins Bytecode Alliance to advance WebAssembly – aka the thing that lets you run compiled C/C++/Rust code in browsers


Another name that won't make sense in the long run?

We've had to put up with the meaningless naming of JavaScript for years now (named after Java because it was cool at the time?) and now we've got what could be a useful general-purpose virtual machine spec but it's got the word "Web" at the front, because, like, web is cool at the moment? If we end up running desktop and server apps written in WebAssembly, with no "web" in sight, it'll sound just as silly as JavaScript. I guess we're just lucky that we're past time when "iAssembly" might have been a popular option...