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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