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"How i [sic] Choose Software" - A webshit rants about not being allowed to be sexist in the FreeBSD IRC. In the process, he explains exactly why he shouldn't be allowed in the FreeBSD IRC, then proceeds to bikeshed how to keep all the _other_ sexists out.


(note, style is a blatant ripoff of n-gate.com/)

The bootcamp where I teach iOS development has started offering a blockchain course, which I hate. Am I morally compromised if I stay here, even if I'm not involved with that side of things (and argue with the cofounder about blockchain at every opportunity?)

Hrm, the witches.town theme on Mastodon dot social seems to not be displaying properly for me anymore...I see the ouroboros retoot button, but all the other icons are back to default...@Gargron is this just me?

Holy shit, that was a boring ass-vulnerability. Shame on EFF for being scary, and HTML email is Satan. We Told You So(tm)

I've been using eshell & dired more and more in lieu of a terminal emulator, but I switched today from st to alacritty, just because those suckless folks are such aggressively unpleasant dingalings

Oooh, the witches.town theme is very cool. I particularly like having a lil' Ouroboros re-toot button (matches my tattoo!)

Mainly for fun & because I miss garden CSS for ClojureScript, I wrote a little Prolog library to generate CSS github.com/jamesnvc/css_write

Why isn't there an 80's-style basketball movie from the perspective of the evil ☭ team called "Nothing But Nyet"?

I am not sure why, but writing code in Prolog just makes me happy. Something about the language is just so...welcoming and pleasant to me.

My comfort reading used to be pulpy fantasy & horror novels, to be excited by these strange and scary worlds and frighten myself by imagining inhabiting them.

Now, my go-to comfort re-reads are β€œPHP is a Fractal of Bad Design” and β€œPerl Best Practices”

Spent Earth Day going on a hike on the Bruce Trail with my ladyfriend & her mother. It was pretty muddy, but really beautiful out.

I want a game that gives me the tension and excitement of exploration of PUBG, but without the kinda moral qualms of being a murder simulator...

I started doing the Cryptopals challenges (cryptopals.com, formerly the Matasano challenges) in Prolog and it is really fun - so satisfying to see nonsense suddenly resolve itself into plain text.
I was worried Prolog might not be a good fit for this sort of bit-munging thing, but it is actually working very well.
Love (SWI-)Prolog; it has definitely become my current favourite programming language (sorry Clojure).

For the past few years, we've been building a new kind of chat program. We really like using it at my little startup-thing, and we think others could benefit from it, but it's a little hard to explain what about it we like so much; here's my longer-form attempt: occasionallycogent.com/2018/03

@xahlee By the way, I've started using Prolog recently (started with this tutorial for SWI-Prolog pathwayslms.com/swipltuts/html) & I'm realizing it has a lot of the attributes you talk about liking from Mathematica (nice syntax that is sugar for M-exprs (which can be seen with write_canonical)). Have you used Prolog much before?

time, as more people join?

I'm a programmer & highland games athlete

I have a software start-up sort of thing in Toronto.
Mostly code in Clojure(Script)

cishet white dude

I dunno, I like reading a lot of everything?

I am really enjoying the "Economic Update" podcast. The host, Richard Wolff is very fun to listen to and the content is great -- like it says on the tin, an update from the perspective of a Marxist economics professor. The episodes are nice & tight too, not meandering at all. Highly recommended!