I have a chapter to write until Friday. I was supposed to work on it now, but I will not -- it's been consuming every ounce of my energy, so today I'll do something different.

I'll just take a break and read more of my new buddhism-related book.

My last days were dedicated to writing introductory programming material for freshmen. The idea is to have a crash course, and then the materials would count as didatic stuff, which would add to my curriculum.

It's truly a work of resilience 😅

I don't get this whole trend of hating C. I'd understand if it were C++, PHP, or even Java, but C?...

One thing that makes me happy about that is... I'll finally have a decent SML compiler here. No more translating code from The Little MLer into OCaml to run it.

Just found this awesome solution which compiles APL into an intermediate language into Futhark into C + OpenCL.
The problem is... I have to compile everything, including a SML compiler, because Void Linux does not provide MLton nor MLkit.

Got back to using Twidere as both Twitter and Mastodon client. Nice to see it now has transparent background too. Plus... It's free software!

What the heck?! My SDF page simply redirects to the main sdf.org website...

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Y aurait-il de l'intérêt pour un groupe d'utilisateurs #BSD à #Montreal #Quebec ? (S'il vous plait, booster)

Anybody interested in a #Montreal #Quebec #BSD user group ? (Please boost)

#OpenBSD #FreeBSD #NetBSD #DragonflyBSD #HardenedBSD

So, I have a few Portuguese content on my website and someone said that birdsite is good for showing programming stuff. It seems that birdsite is good for software popularity.
Guess I'll surrender to it once again.

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"If anyone tells you that others speak ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you. Instead, say: 'He does not know me very well, to have only mentioned these faults.'"

- Epictetus, 'The Enchiridion'


What an odyssey. Just finished the syntax analysis part of the nand2tetris Jack compiler, all in Common Lisp, after one or two months on hold. Now for code generation.

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good bye old hardware for ol, miku and norge. you have served the community well. these pieces are available at the Seattle RE:PC soon. without drives of course.

Today, one of my sister's dogs passed away, after a year's time of battling liver problems. It was a strong Dobermann girl which I was very close to.

There is not much to write about this, mostly because what I wanted to write cannot be put in words. I just want to say that I loved her.

Can somebody help me with SSL on SDF?

I'm a basic user. I'm hosting my website right now, however I cannot access it through HTTPS protocol, so adding the .htaccess thingy just makes it unavailable. Can somebody tell me what I might be doing wrong?

So hard to follow bots on Mastodon! Some of them are basically just flood.

Today I learned once again that silence can be the best way to convey a message.

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Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.

* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.

* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.

* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.

#democracy #democratic #politics #freesoftware


Here's the thing about "Thinking outside the box": you don't need to worry about it if you've never been inside the box at all.

Just found the problem. I was forgetting to pay my credit card bill.

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