On the impossibility of separating content from presentation I like writing in Emacs’ Org mode, not because it’s an especially good means of writing prose, but because I already use Org so heavily for notes and source code. My last post was written in Org mode. But my blog remains, as it always has been,… Continue reading Org Mode for Blogging
From 2011 to 2015, I wrote an annual Clojure Year in Review post, attempting to summarize all the interesting things that happened in Clojure in the last year. After 2015, I gave up. There was just too much happening, and I couldn’t keep track of it all. A couple of years ago, I got tired… Continue reading Clojure Start Time in 2019
In case you didn’t know, I started a podcast this year: No Manifestos. One of the interesting things about podcasting is that it’s difficult to know who’s listening. This has even been suggested as the reason for the genre’s success, as it prevents the aggressive tracking and reductionist analytics that have made such a cesspool… Continue reading Old Fashioned Web Analytics in a Newfangled Serverless World
The inimitable Chouser has written an exhaustive analysis of the many ways to flatten a sequence of sequences in Clojure.
Continuing my series of Clojure do’s and don’ts — which, as always, is a mix of technical recommendations and my personal stylistic preferences — and continuing on the topic of the previous post in this series, here are some more arbitrary rules about anonymous functions.
A mistake that shows up at least once in almost every class I teach. The Clojure reader macro #() creates an anonymous function whose body is a single expression, and that expression must be a list.
I’m five episodes in, so I think it is safe to announce that I have a podcast! No Manifestos is a podcast about people living with technology, because that describes everyone today. Whether you work in the sciences, business, or the software industry itself, everyone has to use and live with software.
I’ve spent time at various jobs “pairing” with another developer in a different location. Sometimes I think I must have tried every different piece of software ever developed for this purpose. I have not been completely satisfied with any of them.