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I have been officially proclaimed to be the biggest threat to the Common Lisp community right now.

Well, I guess it's sort of an

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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.

trending among Racket programmers:
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If your business cannot afford to pay a living wage to all your employees, your business has no right to exist.

Today we're kicking off the #GNU Assembly!

This is a new umbrella for GNU people seeking transparent decision-making and built around consensus. It's the result of a decade of struggle to make #GNU inclusive, transparent, and community-driven.

#GNU contributors: consider joining!

#FreeSoftware activists: help us spread the word!

That went smooth:
🍵 Gitea has been updated to version 1.13.7
🐼 Cryptpad updated to 4.3.1
🗑️ Privatebin to 1.3.5

Thank you for flying Disroot....

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hi, the instance has blocked FLoC on all pages and media that our web servers serve.

We previously, currently, and in the future, will NEVER had ads, and we do not support any efforts to track our users.

Google is an important part of the advertising cabal, and is quite evil thank you very much.

(here is the snippet we use in nginx:
add_header Permissions-Policy "interest-cohort=()";

#sysadmin #privacy

Greenspun's Tenth Rule strikes again.

Deep in a large #C++ codebase, I just found some polymorphism using std::variant and visitor pattern. There are three visitors: main one returning a result, and a pre- and post-processing visitors returning nothing.

The latter two are basically :before and :after methods from #CLOS in #CommonLisp.

Only thing missing in this picture are :around methods, and the ability to compose the visitors...

Drew DeVault has some correct criticisms of Matrix. Although I haven't run a server myself directly, I've been in close contact with people who have, and I know what a task it is.

However, DD seems to think this disqualifies Matrix all together. I'd like to think that it can overcome these difficulties, maybe with upcoming implementations like Dendrite.

Yet another #clim hack. Here you can see an unmodified (simple) demo from McCLIM examples running in a frame manager implemented for a hunchentoot acceptor.


Joe Marshall published two small pieces on early Lisp that show how McCarthy developed the first version of apply and eval (plus a small set of other basics) on top of β-reduction from lambda calculus and how this evolved from a buggy substitution version to call-by-value semantics. and @lisp


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now with additional mould protection

When you're talking about Linux, it's okay to say that it's "open source".

It's okay to say that it's "free software".

It's okay to call it "GNU/Linux", "Linux", or to mess up its name.

It's okay to refer to it as "the one with the friendly penguin".

Part of RMS' legacy has been an incessant obsession with terminology and pedantry, overshadowing far more important shared objectives which are fundamentally emancipatory in nature.

Pedantry is not activism; it is alienating, not emancipatory.

Your first draft isn't as bad as you think, and some of it is much better than you dared hope.


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hello fediverse

if you have like, two minutes, please consider filling out this survey i have to do for school

it's about how many books you read. don't worry if you don't read books very much, that's actually one of the things we're looking for

it's a google form. sorry

I'm seeing people ask about if Evergreen could be *THE* black swan event of 2021.

Um... by definition, black swan events are random and unpredictable. You don't have THE black swan event fo a year. You have A black swan event, and HOPE it's the only one for the year.

Hexstream, drama, continued 

Analysis of Hexstream's modus operandi in the Common Lisp community:

Because he simply doesn't seem capable of surviving without stirring up drama and making personal attacks.

I'm so absolutely fed up with him by now.

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