It's been a long week at work (with vacations and illnesses, we've been short staffed), and I haven't done much else. A few small updates:
Things at work should return to normal next week, so I'll hopefully be able to wrap up a couple of things and get back to work on Retro and Parable.
I've been slowly going through the Parable byte code, and am pretty confident that it's working as expected, so I should be able to start work on rebuilding the standard library, testing as I go to ensure that it's working properly. I'm hoping to have the first stable release (1.0?) of Parable by the end of summer.
For Retro, I'll be updating the image, using a newer assembler, and commenting the source in a lot more detail. This should make image updates a bit more reliable going forward. I'm also taking feature requests. On the iOS side, I'm going to see if I can get the file i/o working, which should make it more useful. (This will also allow libraries to be loaded as needed, rather than being preloaded in the image).
Moving away from the programming stuff, commuting to work via bicycle is getting easier. I need to do a little maintenance on the bike before the next ride (some cleaning, and adding air to the tires). I'm pleased with this mode of transport so far. I seem to be pretty consistent at 30 minutes going into work, and 15-20 coming home. No worse than public transit (factoring in walking to the bus or train stops and the inevitable wait), and ultimately much cheaper.
For now, I'm spending the rest of the weekend resting.