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Note to self: always laugh at startup owners who see electron apps for desktop & mobile as "innovation".

2018 was of great use to me. Joined SDF, started hosting my JS-free blog on it. Read about 3/4 of GEB, started some sort of academic research on AI... and now I'm finally going on with nand2tetris (and hopefully returning to SICP as soon as I finish GEB). All of that not counting IRL of course.

Let's hope 2019 is just as joyful and productive 👌

Aaaand one less chapter on nand2tetris, some more to go.

I might be a little too puritane, but what is the actual point in asking someone to solve your programming college assignment, specially in a computing-related course? You won't understand shit about the other person's code, you won't understand shit about how to write it, and you'll get no fucking new knowledge at all. Holy hell, why can't certain people get that the only way into mastering programming is by practicing?

I'm finally going full Emacs on my Linux box. Either I'm a full-fledged nerd or a really bad case of "try-hard kid".

Online courses advertising rant 

Node.js rant 

Cool news from my Phlog and my Blog:

1. Removed all extra JS from exported posts (org-export) and added syntax highlighting to my SDF page. Next: port the index to Org.

2. New (kind of) post on my phlog: Reflections on a modern Lisp Machine. An old blog post, now in plain text for all its ASCII glory.
gopher://sdf.org:70/0/users/al

3. New blog post in Portuguese, talking about operator associativity in C/C++, to help some friends.
alchemist.sdf.org/posts/operat

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I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

Does anybody know how do I configure SMTP for my SDF e-mail? I'm currently able to fetch mail using offlineimap, but I cannot send using SMTP on Emacs.

I tried every tutorial available that there is, and configured my secret with mkvpm, but my authentication just gets refused...

I can't even begin to express how revigorating it is to solve a problem with NVIDIA and Xorg stuff on Linux.

At the same time, fuck NVIDIA for not supporting Fermi cards anymore.

Alchemist boosted

It isn't "serverless" if you all use Amazon's servers.

I've spent so much time on my computer building stuff that I've become way too opinionated to listen to someone saying something I do not agree, e.g. "C is a primitive language". Hope it's not too late to change.

It's like, you kind of feel the urge to raise a finger and start explaining, but you're not sure where to begin, and then you realize the best course of action is to just shut the hell up and let them think whatever they want.

Funny thing is, I was writing a C program at the same time I was listening to that.

Heard a magnificent conversation on college today:

1: "C is such a primitive language!"
2: "Yeah!"
1: "I prefer a more modern language such as Java"

i don't even

why does everything have to be about a left and a right nowadays? let's just enjoy stuff we like to build and fuck the rest

Hmmmm, back home after eating a bunch of sushi. Couldn't ask for more

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