I am really liking writing Prolog. Very nice language in a way that I didn't expect - I knew about the logic programming stuff, but the underlying uniform syntax & term-rewriting stuff was a very pleasant surprise.
I wrote my first somewhat real thing with it: A "bot"/integration with Braid (the chat program we've been building) to do scheduling, a sort of text-based Doodle thing https://github.com/braidchat/schedulebot
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I wrote about trying to bring politically relevant examples into my programming instruction http://occasionallycogent.com/2018/02/21/politics_in_programming.html
I tried using Elixir a while ago and liked some things of it, but was fairly annoyed by some other things. I later realized that the things that I liked are the Erlang things and now I'm realizing that the things I like about Erlang are the Prolog things.
Time to move on from being a Lisp weenie to being a Prolog wennie?
After 3.5 months with my Keyboardio Model 01 I remain completely in love with it. Not only do I type faster and more comfortably than I ever did before but using it makes me so happy I write more just to be using it.
I never want to use a non-split, ortho, tented keyboard again, to say nothing of how awesome having easy-to-extend and open-source firmware is.
Just need those Runic keycaps & I’ll be set for life 😁
Spent about four hours in the kitchen today, but now we have lunch and dinner for the next four days! Also, I think I need an ergonomic kitchen knife...
Watching "Blue Planet 2" and, while it is really cool, the overly-dramatic music is actually kind of stressful...why must this nature documentary be shot like a horror movie?
Oof, it's so cold out that my Apple Watch apparently stopped being able to detect my heartbeat while biking home & locked 😬
Also the place I teach is so dry I feel myself desiccating like a piece of jerky every time I'm in here
This weather is messing with me so much...every time I think I'm okay to bike somewhere and that maybe I'll be able to starting throwing practice again, the temperature plummets 10 degrees and it starts to snow.
Hrm, so today I learned that in Clojure the auto-gensyms (like "foo#") in macros are only expanded once, at read time, so a macro that does something like `(def thing# ...)` will be the same name with every invocation, so you would need to do the equivalent of `(def ~(gensym) ...)`. A little bit annoying to figure out!
"Monster of the Week" rules so hard. I ran the first session with my co-founders last night and everyone had a lot of fun. They'd never played a pen-and-paper RPG before but they really got into it.
The system is so much better than something like D&D for collaborative storytelling. Can't wait to run the next adventure!
I know nothing about chess, but I am loving Joey Comeau's oft-shirtless cyberpunk speed chess videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCytr76fNot64sT50tndgy6w
is a young person in your life at risk of exposure to ayn rand?
give them a copy of _the dispossessed_. you may save them years or an entire lifetime.
I might still be going to church if holy communion was managed this way.
@SimonTraction this may be useful to you: https://gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/74f6e6c0f349651349a0df9ae4582969
Aaand, there's a post soliciting talk proposals for LambdaConf on Lobsters now (I wonder which category talks about how great slavery is go in?). I miss when Lobsters was a social news site that wasn't full of vile people. Time to find another place to read, I guess.