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8-bit Spirituals

May 20, 2020

An 8-bit Spiritual (8BS) is a modern program that hearkens back to a time when applications provided a robust experience but fit onto a single floppy disk. Modern apps are bloated by comparison, but there are applications that fit the spirit of the 8-bit days. That said, a modern 8BS should provide a minimal set […]

Walking the Clojure Source History (a talk not given)

May 1, 2020 one comment

Years ago I planned to give a talk centered around exploring the Clojure source history to find interesting buried artifacts. In service to that goal I walked every commit in the repository to see what I could find. There were indeed interesting discoveries, but eventually my passion for giving the talk1 dissipated. However, I recent […]

The Devil’s Programming Glossary: Thought-bleater

Apr 3, 2020

thought-bleater noun A person who shares their thoughts because they had them. see also: thought-leader

The Best Things and Stuff of 2019

Dec 30, 2019 some comments

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2019. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is new. also: see the lists from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Great blog-posts / articles read The Norwegian Art of the Packed Lunch – I’ve tried to be more […]

Privacy Lost

Apr 17, 2019

Ola Bini has been arrested by the Ecuadorian Police based on questionable links to Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Although he has been arrested, no charges against him have yet been filed. Near to the time of Ola’s arrest the Ecuadorian police tweeted an obscured photo of a person in detention and that person’s personal belongings, […]

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