Tales from the Digital Wilderness is John Metcalf's Redcode programming blog, hosted at http://impomatic.blogspot.com. Emphasis is given to implementing real algorithms in Redcode such as sorting and seaching.
John uses a standard Blogger template, with a post archive and a selection of useful Corewar links in the sidebar. Usually there are 3 to 4 posts per month.
There are two Corewar related posts. Parallel Processes describes a useful pMARS macro and An Improved '88 Quick-scanner shows how Paul Kline's technique can be used to create a 48 instruction '88 qscan which scans 36 locations. The remainder of the blog is devoted to algorithms.
Some posts I found particularly interesting are Comb sort, Stooge sort and Gnome sort which I hadn't previously heard of. Apart from sorting, there are implementations of seaching and number theory algorithms. A post comparing the performance of the different techniques would be an interesting addition.
What I liked:
- A unique concept
- The code is well written
Room for improvement:
- For the more complex code, a detailed description would be nice
- A few comments would make the code easier to understand