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Thunks — a place to think through ideas still forming

Nov 19, 2021

I haven’t been blogging much lately because I’m currently embroiled in a years-long trend toward developing ideas and not quite formalizing any of them. While I have a lot of disparate notes around ideas it makes little sense to just put them out there for all to see1, yet I would still like to put […]

Clojure builds as an amalgamation of orthogonal parts

Jul 20, 2021

tools.build The Clojure Core team recently released a new Clojure library, tools.build, that is a culmination of thought around batteries-included build support for Clojure projects. I won’t go into detail around the history and contents of the library in this post because much of that is found elsewhere, including the announcement post, the tools.build guide, […]

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 […]

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