I think my personal best moment at this conference was when I told a room of academics with a straight face that the Pixar Cars franchise depicts a dystopian society of self-driving cars driven mad after murdering all humans, wandering a wasteland earth searching for meaning
Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.
Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.
*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*
1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
@PuercoPop Also kudos go to rme for managing the whole thing from the maintenance point of view, and to Matt Kaufmann for testing the changes against ACL2 that he helps maintain.
@PuercoPop It's not just me - pfdietz also did his share of work by extending https://github.com/phoe/package-local-nicknames-tests to help test implementations in general.
Once upon a time, FOSS enthusiasts were so concerned about Microsoft, that they recommended everyone use GMail and Google Apps.
Today the same crowd hates Google, so they recommend $SERVICE instead...
As long as $SERVICE is a provider in the cloud, on somebody else's computer, I'm shaking my head.
Many of the things being recommended are even more proprietary and locked-down than Google's stuff is!
Fighting monopolies is good. But don't lie to yourself that this helps software freedom.
Dumping Common Lisp streams
@sjl add a cronjob that runs find /var/www/pastes -mtime +7 -delete and you are set!
Idea for how to set up your own personal pastebin:
1. Make /var/www/pastes/ on server.
2. Points paste.yourdomain.com at server.
3. Have nginx serve content of /var/www/pastes/.
4. alias paste=$'ssh paste.yourdomain.com \'cat > paste && mv paste /var/www/pastes/`sha1sum paste | cut -d" " -f1`\''
That's it that's the pastebin.
@amdt Although the #Emacs is a #lisp machine meme sounds appealing, it is not true. Emacs is a 'lisp machine' where everything is text. Lisp Machine allowed you to interact with the objects in memory as they were running. In that respect it is more similar to Smalltalk than to Emacs.
Ken Pitman makes a good argument here:
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!