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Will be starting to learn from today onwards. Have been meaning to pick up a modern LISP for a long time.

Why: Intend to keep picking up new languages as long as I can. This is a way to go on a journey of discovery, learning, and knowledge. Keep the mind sharp.

How: Would be going about this by working through SICP after more than a decade, this time in .

Follow along here if you are interested, and please help out!

CC: @jaju wish me luck πŸ––

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Which Mastodon ID should I keep?

Seem to have collected a few of them over time.

Newfound family activity: dining table tennis with the little one keeping score Table tennis paddle and ball

2020 will be the year Abdul kalam would have wanted. Indians will push scientific thought. Happy new year everyone :)

A #mastodon exclusive! You are invited to play on a *REAL* PDP-8/e running the TSS/8 monitor (TimeSharing System 8) pictured here. There is a user contributed tutorial here:

To connect, ssh

If you are unable to connect that means all 6 (yes, just 6) lines are in use. Remember, this is real hardware and there is NO EMULATION happening. It is the real deal! Enjoy!

#retro #fun #computing

The first thing to do when starting to engage with another business as your customer, is figure out who can say 'yes' and who can say 'no'. A lot of times, it is not clear who can say 'yes' but everyone can say 'no'.

Dear ,

What area of technology today is awesome, seeing a lot of innovation, but not over hyped?

Just finished preparing my presentation for the European Parliament on Tuesday. I’m representing @Mastodon and small technology there on a panel to discuss the future of the Internet and I hope we can get the regulators to at least not fuck things up for our ethical alternatives.

My slides (not hugely meaningful without the narrative but in case you’re curious) are here:

Remind me again why I let you talk me into this, @Gargron? ;P

The romantic image of an ΓΌber-programmer is someone who fires up Emacs, types like a machine gun, and delivers a flawless final product from scratch. A more accurate image would be someone who stares quietly into space for a few minutes and then says β€œHmm. I think I’ve seen something like this before.” - recent post, John D Cook.

"This is a library that makes working with URLs in #Clojure and #ClojureScript a little more pleasant.

This is an up-to-date fork of cemerick/url. It's intended to be a drop-in replacement."

Feeling overwhelmed try a few of these...

Deleting an app
Muting a group chat
Saying no to another commitment
Cutting down your to-do list
Limiting your consumption of bad news
Spending less time in toxic environments

#mentalhealth matters #endthestigma

Okay. I figured out one more reason that I like Mastodon. Given that it is a smaller network, there isn't that much existing content for me to boost. Hence feel that I am encouraged to post more original toots than simply echoing existing stuff.

If you have ever used Pidgin (aka Gaim) or generally want to watch an opensource project lead dev/ maintainer at work, head over to the Twitch stream of @grimmy at

Which Mastodon ID should I keep?

Seem to have collected a few of them over time.

It is surprising how many of the old LiveJournal bloggers from India are early adopters of Mastodon. πŸ––

@ashfurrow why is not listed in the directory at

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