It's a distributed team/company and we can hire in the UK / Ireland / Spain / Germany / Kazakhstan / Australia / Chile!

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πŸ‘‹ I've got 7 software engineering positions to fill in my team, if you are looking for a role:
- frontend (React, MaterialUI, D3js, Node.js)
- backend (Node.js, Java, Postgresql, Microservices, Docker)
- data integration (Node.js, Nats.io, APIs, OPCUA, SQL)
- data pipelines (Apache Flink, Mongodb, APIs)

Message me and I can provide more details or some are listed here: apply.workable.com/intellisens

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Grouped the timer objects into a i8253 chip and gave it an API for easy use in my javascript 8086 emulator. Next up is the i8259 (Programmable Interrupt Controller)

Writing test cases for my :javascript: based i8253 chip simulator / emulator and got it to output nice timing diagrams using wavedrom.

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source code, C crimes 

#define πŸ‘‡ { #define πŸ‘† } #define πŸ‘‰ ( #define πŸ‘ˆ ) #define πŸ‘ ; #include <stdio.h> int main() πŸ‘‡ if πŸ‘‰ 5 > 1 πŸ‘ˆ πŸ‘‡ printf πŸ‘‰ "Hello!" πŸ‘ˆ πŸ‘ πŸ‘† else πŸ‘‡ printf πŸ‘‰ "Oh no!" πŸ‘ˆ πŸ‘ πŸ‘† πŸ‘†

Writing a 8086 emulator in javascript and then a BIOS to go with it was not the direction I thought this project would go, but here we are... :javascript:

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Progress on my javascript based x86 assembler and emulator! The current version can be accessed here: webasm.jorts.solutions/

βœ… Basic file system / editor (stored in browsers IndexDB)
βœ… Full x86 assembler (most likely bugs)
βœ… Limited x86 emulator (only supports limited number of instructions so far)

Next step to emulate more instructions and write a BIOS :blobcoffee:

I'm not sure if it's just a mistake (there are a couple on the lines above) or they are just shit posting in this technical documentation from April 1983 :thonk:

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Did someone copy check this document?

; read/write the 8086 general and segmentation registers
; with all one's and zeroes's

one's and zeroes's?? :thaenkin:

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Time to copy some x86 assembler based BIOS code out of the back of the IBM PC XT Technical Reference to use as test code for the Javascript based 8086 assembler and emulator I'm building :win3_progman:

Is writing an 8086 emulator in javascript a good idea? :thannkin:

Finally managed to get my x86 assembler to output MZ EXE correctly, not just .COM binary format. Hopefully the next step is an binary file which I can run outside of Dosbox.

Writing an assembler is harder than expected but also rewarding when things work πŸŽ‰ :win3_progman:

Because I can't find documentation, Trying to debug the DOS MZ EXE format by making a series of test applications and using fasm to assemble them...

I finally got my web based x86 assembler to be able to assembler a simple example.

It re-assembles as you type and if it's valid you can download the output executable. This example runs in dosbox (or dos if you have an install) and will print 'hello world!' then wait for a keypress. In this case it creates a .com file.

Reverted and uninstalled for now and back to the setup I had for services, will need to do more testing to work out a solution :thonk:

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