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Clojure Core

Jan 15, 2021 some comments

Earlier today Rich Hickey let the cat out of the bag that I’m joining the Clojure Core development team. We are excited to welcome @fogus, long-time Clojure contributor and co-author of Joy of Clojure, to the Clojure core team!— Rich Hickey (@richhickey) January 15, 2021 This is a change from my previous relationship with the […]

The best things and stuff of 2020

Dec 31, 2020 some comments

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2020. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is new. also: see the lists from 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Great blog-posts / articles read The Octopus: An Alien Among Us – for biology-curious goofs1 such as […]

ToriLisp – an ersatz LISP for tiny birds

Dec 22, 2020

When deciding to work on a side-project three factors are needed to transition from fancy to application: goal, motivation, and time. Time is usually the biggest sticking point for me personally but with COVID most of what I may have spent my time on this year was cancelled. However, motivation was still a huge sticking […]

8-bit Spirituals

May 20, 2020 some comments

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 […]

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