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.
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.
I wrote a blog post about doing some fun things in Racket and how lenses made the trade-off between structured and free-form data much less troublesome:
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Joel Spolsky talks about why he's stopped reading Facebook and Twitter, and digs deeper into how algorithms and addiction are shaping a terrible future:
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.
Happy New Year Mastodon! I wrote about the books I read this year: http://occasionallycogent.com/2018/01/01/books_of_2017.html
Yay, hit 112 WPM on my Keyboardio Model 01 yesterday (using 10fastfingers.com). Finally past my old best-ever on my normal keyboard (108 wpm). It is amazing how much the Model 01 helps typing...feels like it’s guiding your fingers to the right places & molds to your hands.
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.
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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