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Books Read in 2009

Read in 2009 Fogus’s favorite books » Share book reviews and ratings with Fogus, and even join a book club on Goodreads. Read in 2009 Fogus’s favorite books » Share book reviews and ratings with Fogus, and even join a book club on Goodreads. -m

The Best Albums of the 2000s

Boards of Canada – Geogaddi (2002) My friend Rob introduced this album to me about 6 years ago and it has since been in constant rotation. In many ways, it’s this album that foreshadows the entire Hauntology movement. Every track is a shining star. Untrue – Burial (2007) As Warren Ellis put it, “Dubstep’s on […]

Clojure’s :pre and :post

One of the more exciting features of the upcoming Clojure 1.1 release is the inclusion of pre and post assertion functions. Some preliminary details can be found in the Clojure documentation, but I thought I’d quickly cover a simple example with potentially far-reaching implications; the case of making :post assertions relative to the input argument(s). […]

Clojure Golf – Episode 2: Largest Prime Factor

In the last episode of Clojure Golf we saw some interesting ways to write a function that takes a couple sequences, applies a function to the pairing elements, and then returns a list of the results based on a supplied filtering function. Thanks to all who participated in that exercise. This episode is a little […]

Understanding the Clojure -> macro

Translations: [日本語] On page 109 of Paul Graham’s ANSI Common Lisp he describes a function compose taken from the Dylan programming language. The function described is very similar to the -> macro that often confuses many a new Clojurian. In order to better understand this little nasty, I’ve found it useful to think of it […]