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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 […]

Starboy

Nov 27, 2018 some comments

While listening to Starboy by The Weekend I’m reminded about some codebases that I have to dive into more deeply. When reading codebases, be they for fun or profit, I tend to take a systematic approach to exposing them, described as: Get it building and running – not always as easy as it should/could be. […]

Markland

Jun 11, 2018 some comments

Currently listening to Northumbria’s Markland as one does while writing code and realized that it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. This has been a pretty busy year inside and outside of my work-a-day life and as a result my pointed writings have slowed to a dull crawl. I still try to write whenever […]

The best things and stuff of 2015

Dec 29, 2015 some comments

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2015. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is new. also: see the lists from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Great blog posts read 1,000 True Fans – an interesting look into a certain aspect of the long-tail (something I’ve been mulling […]

Six works of Computer Science-Fiction

Apr 27, 2015 some comments

Computer Science-Fiction1 is not actually fiction. Instead, these are books of computer science and/or programming that when you read them you can’t quite believe that what they claim is reality. Indeed, very often works of Computer Science-Fiction push the limits of your understanding of just what constitutes the art of programming.2 Smalltalk-80: The language and […]

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