Archive for June, 2004

More Power to Firmware

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

My original intent with More Power to Firmware was to put up some sample Forth code for doing graphics with mouse input in the Open Firmware implementation that Apple uses. I have included a discussion of the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), broadening the document’s scope. Three complete (though prototypical) examples are included: Towers of Hanoi [...]

10 Things Apple Did To Make Mac OS X Faster

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

The performance of computer hardware typically increases monotonically with time. Even if the same could be said of software, the rate at which software performance improves is usually very slow compared to that of hardware. In fact, many might opine that there is plenty of software whose performance has deteriorated consistently with time. Moreover, it [...]

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