Yay, won my first game of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup! Minotaur Berserkers are pretty great. Thanks for the recommendation @Jephjacques -- especially for recommending the Ultraviolent4 videos, they realllllyyyy helped out
I would personally like to apologize for the antispam movement of the late 90s and early 00s. We did more harm than good. Nothing we did reduced the amount of spam significantly, and we created the centralization of email, where not only does your personal email belong to a monopolist, but to have an email newsletter, you must hire another monopolist to send it.
Writing a little thing in Racket (bot for interacting with Braid (new chat project I've been working on (https://github.com/braidchat/braid))), I've been very pleasantly surprised by how unsurprising & easy everything has been.
Happy New Year Mastodon! I wrote about the books I read this year: http://occasionallycogent.com/2018/01/01/books_of_2017.html
Ugh. Vice. Libertarians. Bleh.
"Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain" https://hackernoon.com/ten-years-in-nobody-has-come-up-with-a-use-case-for-blockchain-ee98c180100
Our twins are four months old today, and holidays are approaching, and I thought it would be a good idea to give a little something to someone who could use it. This coming Sunday, I'll buy the "Be a Coder" bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/books/be-a-coder-books) to someone who needs, and wants it.
If you'd like to have it, or know someone who would, and you (or them) can't buy it, contact me. Either via DM, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boosting this toot for better coverage is most appreciated!
I ran in to a very annoying problem with passing Transit data from Clojure to things written in other languages -- turns out Transit has a caching feature that is kind of a pain to disable http://occasionallycogent.com/2017/12/21/clojure_transit_hacks.html
So looking forward to see these in the wild. More #Kaleidoscope powered keyboards <3!
"""While i usually don't like diverting from upstream defaults, something
that automagically loads unwanted add-ons isn't right, so i'm making an
Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce that I have founded a VR game studio, in collaboration with luminous beings who appear above my bed at night. For the forseeable future I'm going to be working on making ~~something incredible~~ for VR fulltime.
I hope that I am able to show you something incredible.
This really is a great book, anyone who does any sort of programming should read it. It's not very long but really gives you an understanding of the fundamentals of C.
Just using better examples in programming texts can be radical:
I just realized that CIDER lets you set function breakpoints, single-step, and see locals. This is so cool! http://endlessparentheses.com/cider-debug-a-visual-interactive-debugger-for-clojure.html
New artwork. The 16th Major Arcana card - "The Devil" :). #art #illustration #tarot #MastoArt https://sylviaritter.deviantart.com/art/The-Devil-718568442
PSA for people who #code:
Looking stuff up does NOT make you bad at coding.
"Not having to look up stuff" is NOT the benchmark for a good coder, especially as coders have to look up stuff ALL THE TIME!
And I don't mean highly advanced stuff, but stuff like "How does division work again?" or "What's that function called?" or my personal favorite "How to I nest for loops in list comprehensions?".
It's ok if you have to look up stuff!
I make computer things in Toronto, mostly in Clojure. I powerlifting, strongman, and Highland Games How are you?
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