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How we speak with computers

July 06, 2019 — Richárd Thier

Once my high-school friend asked "how a bunch of bytes can mean something?" and he wanted to have a clue on how a computer "magically works".

Back then I already knew it, because I have started up my programing with the assembly programming language, which is practically machine language and also I knew about very basic electronics at least. But what if you are not knowing these things? What if you know computers quite well, but you are neither a programmer, neither anyone who uses a soldering iron ever?

I will try my best to explain how a very simple computer really works. Read on.


Tags: tutorial, computers, programming, assembly, how, it, works, beginner, introduction

Short coding tips&tricks 1

July 03, 2019 — Richárd Thier

Some of my posts take a little long to appear because of the amount of work I need to do for preparing them, while I feel there are also a lot of tips I can easily share and are still meaningful to others. Because of this I think it will be a good idea for me to seperate a series of quick tricks and tips related to coding or other areas related to our field.

This is the first post in this short series.


Tags: programming, coding, tips, tricks, secrets, series