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ceci n'est pas un statut
ceci n'est pas un statut

My name is Darren Kulp.
For work, I build embedded software for systems that must not fail.
For play, I build software that teaches me something new.

I have written:

  • C code for an underground platform, and C++ code for a stratospheric one
  • audio processing code for a chip with less than a kilobyte of RAM, and linear algebra kernels for a supercomputer with a trillion times as much
  • real-time code for processing radar signals, and offline code for translating JVM bytecode

I believe that:

  • complex computing systems introduce creeping fragility into everyday life
  • history will judge harshly our reckless use of unsafe programming languages
  • the most important question we can ever ask is “how much will be too much?”

The projects I publish, I wrote to teach myself something.
Making them public gives me reason to be rigorous and tidy.
The greatest compliment for me is to see them built upon.


  1. Simple, orthogonal 32-bit computer architecture and environment

    C 24 3

  2. work with Mac plists at a low level, fast

    Perl 1 1

  3. Translate a useful subset of JVM bytecode to tenyr assembly


  4. Clean-room reverse-engineering of Atmel simulator libraries from

    Lua 2

  5. A Bell 103 dataset encoder and decoder

    C 2 1

  6. rust bindings for GNU lightning

    Rust 2 1

1,053 contributions in the last year

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Activity overview
Contributed to kulp/tenyr, kulp/mangling, Petelliott/lightning-sys and 5 other repositories

Contribution activity

April 2021

Created 1 commit in 1 repository
Created 1 repository

Created a pull request in myrrlyn/home that received 2 comments

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Welcome to NoVa. It appears that you and I arrived here around the same time, and that you might have gotten a job like one I was once trying to ge…

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