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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.

Should have said "collapse" the tab group -- not "close". Anyway, yeah, check it out.

I've been using Tree Style Tab[1] 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[1] (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 bought a new iPhone today. Apple is the monster company it is because of suckers like me... 😭

But my new phone is so shiny!!! 😂

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!

Good morning creative 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!

@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.

There is a mastodon instance dedicated to nudists. That shouldn’t surprise me, but it does somehow.

@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!

languages I know (for various definitions of “know”) by decade of invention:

10s: , ,
90s: , ,
70s: ,
50s: (none)

Is there a language from the fifties worth learning?

What happened to the 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!)

Started 2019 with the idea that I will build a compiler for a lisp. Now I’m learning ML and reading a college textbook about compiler design. As one does.

Welcome to 2019, traveler from 2009. The brief:
-sysadmins are now "ops"
-servers are all just "cloud" something
-algorithms are "AI"
-DBs are "blockchains"
-Everything that spies on people is "smart"

Good luck. And update your CV with the above words.

Happy 2019 . I took a break from social media for a few weeks, and it was refreshing!

Don't take this the wrong way, but people who say "Don't take this the wrong way" tend to be jerks.

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