Good morning #sdf. You are my favorite local timeline.
I just noticed this nugget of wisdom in the mal guide:
>As an aside-aside: The great debate between static and dynamic typing can be understood by following the money. Advocates of strict static typing use words like "correctness" and "safety" and thus get government and academic funding. Advocates of dynamic typing use words like "agile" and "time-to-market" and thus get venture capital and commercial funding.
I've been using Tree Style Tab in Firefox for the last few weeks and after the initial muscle memory problems, I'm in love! I don't feel the need anymore to close tabs when I switch project context -- I just close the tab group! It's lovely.
I’m working my way through mal (make a lisp) for a second time, this time in C. Rather than just interpret the ast, though, I’m compiling on the fly using the Tiny C Compiler as a backend.
I didn’t think I’d get it working honestly, but tonight I got the repl do simple arithmetic! 🎉
I remember wanting to bind my own book in high school but didn’t know what I was doing and the end result was disappointing. This looks like a great guide! http://www.tuxgraphics.org/npa/book-binding/
Good morning creative #SDF people! I love reading your toots about what you’re learning! Even if it’s something I’m not personally interested in... inspiring me to learn new things today!
Thinkin' about maybe doin' another #SDF picture for the 0x20th anniversary. https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/Sagq9yOVTqdXMuUxH24
@seven1m Similar situation in my case, only the father went to prison for attempted murder and died of alcoholism there. Took me years to find both parents (my father's name was Tom Smith, so that's partly why!).
Today I read what basically seemed like a hit-piece on Mastodon to warn people away from it because of internal disputes.
Yet here I am, enjoying my feed of #Linux and tech fans, seeing no adverts, not having random tweets promoted that I couldn't give a rats arse about, not having to *for the tenth time* tell it to order my toots normally...the list goes on.
Mastodon is lovely.
@seven1m "Worth Learning" is your call, but I would put FLOW-MATIC and LISP on there for repping the 50s. There are some asm-like sets for the ENIAC, but I can't say anything personal about them. If you are planning on time-traveling back for any of this, let me know, I have a love note for Ada!
What happened to the #SDF Mastodon instance? All the follower counts are zeroed out. (Actually, now that I think about it, maybe it’s a good thing to keep our egos in check!)
Happy 2019 #SDF. I took a break from social media for a few weeks, and it was refreshing!