I generally see my microblog posts to be pretty normal, but my mother asks me about the things I say on here in a very concerned way.
Hi mom. This list is pinned for you to help get rid of some confusion
* GNU is not a drug
* I cannot download drugs
* I am not suicidal, it is just part of the joke.
* I am grammatically incorrect, not mentally ill.
* I am not part of a gang.
* The flashing button that says "Fix my computer" is NOT to be pressed.
* I may not always show it, but I love you.
We need a sane, independent #Ada compiler that's Free Software but doesn't rely on GCC.
As much as I appreciate Ada, I don't know if I'll get around to it, but if I do, I'm naming it "Adaboy".
Growing up, no-one actually taught me the Greek alphabet, so I just sort of ended up reading #math as "this thing multiplied by that funky looking E divided by that letter O with hair... Something something Half-Life something something."
Moral of the story: please teach your kids the alphabet.
An alphanumeric converter in Guile, finished in a day thanks to a solution by cwebber:
Is there a way to convert the string:
to the list
(1 2 3)
in #Guile ?
There seems to be no primitive function or module that does this.
I haven't done a 'guix package -u' for a while, so it took a few hours, but failed on GIMP with the dreaded:
"cannot build derivation: dependencies couldn't be built"
Does Guix have to go through the entire process and re-build everything again? I had a hard time understanding the concept in the docs.
If #Unix commands can be spirit animals, false is mine.
"Zero maintenance" is a pretty darn repulsive #marketing term. I mean, zero maintenance usually means "non-serviceable". What am I supposed to do with this product in 15 years? Replace it?
I don't want anything that thinks it's better than time. I want to have the option to provide maintenance when it's needed.
You can do three things with a computer. You can try to make money and that is unlikely. You can try to become famous and that never happens. And you can have fun and that always works.
Chuck Moore (creator of Forth)
@Tutanota does not have any Black Friday deals because they don't like "the concept of offering an overpriced product and giving it away every now & then at a discount".
Bless this company.
I'm a UNIX user from Alberta, Canada, and I'm a failing computer scientist who works in LISP and C.
Half of what you say will go over my head but I'll act like I have a solution.
functional.cafe is an instance for people interested in functional programming and languages.