19 July 2007

The x86 Instruction Reference has gotten an overhaul. Instead of querying the server each time the search criterion changes, it just looks it up in a client side object. It should be all around faster. The download size is significantly smaller also. The JavaScript file is a mere 6KB which is quite small when you consider there are more than 300 x86 Instructions with descriptions et al stored in that file.

11 July 2007

The site now has a new, non complicated domain name: mattst88.com. No special ports or no-ip addresses. The old domain (mattst88.no-ip.com) will still work, as will the old port. To any of you who actually use my site, update your bookmarks to reflect the change.

15 May 2007

Good news for you Internet Explorer wackos: the Instruction Reference should now work for you. I switched from DOM methods to innerHTML. The Instruction Reference should be as a whole much faster regardless of which browser you use. My only reservation is that innerHTML is not a W3C standard and does not have a completely certain behavior.

At some point I'm going to switch the Instruction Reference over to using JSON instead of XML. It should make it that much faster, since JSON can be parsed easily with eval() and accessed much easier.

Update: I've switched over to JSON already. The file size is a little smaller, and the Ajax GET (generation of the instruction database in JSON plus the download time) is around 40 to 50 milliseconds faster now.

04 April 2007

I've added for your reading pleasure, nine installments of the Assembly Programmer's Journal I found via the Flat Assembler Forums. Even though they're coming up on 10 years old, they've still got some good information in them.

23 March 2007

I've posted what I think is a pretty decent explanation of Software Patents and the harm the cause us on my website. I wrote this last semester for my Freshman English class.

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