As I mentioned here (What should Notch do next?
) Notch is working on a space game. Apparently he wants players to have to manage the crew and operations of the spacecraft as it journeys. Some people have viewed it as looking at space flight as a hands-on deal. The Firefly side to travel, rather than the Star Trek one.
As part of that game, he has been developing a cpu within the game, such that players will be able to program the cpu. He was originally going to write a cpu that would mimic that of the 6502 cpu, but that proved too hard. He has designed his own instead and put the basic machine code command details and specs up on his blog - START_CLASSIFIED_TRANSMISSION : The Word of Notch
So, anyone want to write a program to recalibrate the warp drive by rerouting the proton generator via the tachyon stabilizer? Where's Wesley when you need him?