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FYI: I'm sure that am a choleric person.

This means that, even I'm trying to keep these tendencies of mine at bay, I will sometimes make a fool of myself by speaking without thinking first and going on rants about some things.

In case you see me in such a state, I will be most grateful if you remind me that it is time to stop posting and that I should think if I shouldn't perhaps be burning in shame due to saying some stupid things I could have not said if only I thought before rambling.

Happy birthday to the late John McCarthy, father of AI & LISP: (credit: @wired)

my partner stumbled on this and I've been thinking about it ever since

When a lisper writes a wikipedia entry about something related with XML

Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:

App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.

If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:

Wow, that was different.

Today I read an article on a Gemini[1] website, and used the email the author shared to write them a long-form comment on their work.

It struck me how foreign this once-natural interaction felt. I think it helped give a bit more form to my feelings around how social media has encouraged us to 1) let such platforms control how we share content, 2) use shorter messages, 3) have shallower interactions, and 4) forget historic data.

Fuck. I miss this. I miss really connecting to people.


No matter what happens to Mozilla, please everyone, don't start using Brave.

OH: "GNU Emacs, which is a sort of hybrid between Windows Notepad, a monolithic-kernel operating system, and the International Space Station."

also: if your software is capable of it, have the crash handler have a button to send data about the crash directly to you

because it turns out a lot of people don't know how your code works because they didn't write it, and seeing the crash report can make you find a bug really fast

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Why is the web platform defining things like CSS, specifying how text should flow etc?

Since it's mostly used to deliver applications these days and web developers spend more time fighting the spec rather than building properly working cross platform applications, all the cruft in HTML and CSS could be replaced by a much thinner graphics API. Like the ones that already existed back when they came up with the web API's.

If they spent just a fraction of the work that had gone into building something that is barely acceptable for the building applications into a standardised framework on a much lower level, we'd end up with something much easier to build applications for, with much less effort. Complex features that are provided by CSS today could be shipped as libraries.

This is not the unlike how Lisp is able to implement language features as libraries without having to wait for a new spec.

Is anyone here in Mastodon working on WebAssembly or/and SpiderMonkey?

#McCLIM layout protocol analysis:

5h of the specification and code analysis for 1h review of 1/3 of the pull request[1], sigh. I guess I'm just a slowpoke.

#lisp #clim


An update from borodust on a tool to generate wrappers for C++ in
Common Lisp:

Looking forward for some example! :)



Hello, lispers!

47 minutes till the 6th online-lisp-meet with:

⭐️Jan Moringen about the new McCLIM inspector
⭐️ Hayley Patton about Netfarm, a distributed trustless object system

All the details:

Thanks to @phoe for organising! 🎉​🦎​

@lisp @commonlisp

coders and non-coders of the fediverse: what is your **favorite ever** monospaced font?

(boosts? i like monospaced fonts.)

The worst thing about 21st century internet culture? The fact that two generations of people have been conditioned to refer to everything they do as "content".

Are you a writer? An artist? A photographer? A film maker? A blogger? It no longer matters. You're a content creator and something something monetisation.

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