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Sun, 17 Dec 2006 06:25:12 Lisp meeting in Stockholm Time: Saturday the sixth of January 2007, at one o'clock < ... > zero comments

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 08:01:07 Lisping fun with the Nintendo DS Well that's a little bugger. Its birth was quick (half a second) and it weighs 600 bytes. It doesn't do very much though. It just lies there in its twin infinite loop... But it's a start... < ... > thirteen comments

Sat, 07 Oct 2006 13:31:52 Reverse engineering the brain Departing Max Planck-director Pim Levelt was interviewed by the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad... < ... > four comments

Mon, 03 Jul 2006 12:52:17 CLtl2 review A few weeks ago i finished Common Lisp: The Language, Second Edition, by Guy L. Steele Jr.. It was one of the best books i have read in a while. I guess it's because i like reading VCR manuals, legal disclaimers and the like. Well, CLtl2 is the alpha and the omega of manuals. I really liked it. Not just because of its length (a thousand pages); there are manuals to be found that are a lot stiffer. But also because Steele has a very fluid writing style, the book is full of neat behind the scenes factoids and the second edition writings are clearly seperated from those of the first edition by a vertical line in the left margin. This makes for NEVER (almost) a boring moment. < ... > nineteen comments

Sun, 11 Jun 2006 15:29:55 Trickle-down politics Oh those silly conservative atheists. If you're a rich american, i can understand that you support Bush; you moral-less basterd!! But if you're poor, you've got a hell lot of explaining to do to yourself. < ... > zero comments

Tue, 09 May 2006 18:55:08 ucw news: ucw-boxset, intro colorized, ucw_ajax Marco Baringer wrapped ucw_dev and its dependencies in a daily updated tar. It should be fully self-contained. Just unpack it and load the start.lisp file. < ... > one comment

Sun, 30 Apr 2006 15:08:04 Ehh... what... I'm confused. I read through the startup school 2006 notes and there was an odd sentence there (at the bottom somewhere). It's not the first of april, though it's the first of may soon. A joke? Surely. The statement makes perfect sense though. Fact checking? Know your sources? No, that might ruin the fun. Besides, this is the internet: < ... > five comments

Wed, 12 Apr 2006 08:24:55 The other one No i'm not dead, i'm just extremely boring. To see how boring exactly, go to my other blog, which on some days enjoys 2000 times the visitorcount of this one (well, one day to be exact) and which got on the most popular list (for one day) not to mention the reddit popular list (two times). It makes daddy proud. And no, boasting is not a crime, it's just a really nasty character trait. < ... > fifteen comments

Wed, 12 Apr 2006 00:34:17 Let a thousand ucw-tutorials bloom Funny how things go in life. First you have no (written, more biggish) ucw tutorials and then you have two all of a sudden (had to work hard for that hook). And both were inspired by the same thread on c.l.l. i'm sure. I'm sure of the first one because he (Friedrich Dominicus) started the thread and i'm sure of the second one because it is me. < ... > three comments

Tue, 21 Feb 2006 17:21:51 The UCW school of hard knocks Sure you can learn lisp by starting with the language specification and working your way up from there but it is not exactly in your face is it. It's not of today. We who want to learn want to be sent home crying nowadays by panel of masochistic has beens. I feel that computerlanguage learning should keep up with this degrading trend if we want to have any chance of attracting the youngsters of today. That's why i want to show a route to lisp with a bit more streetcred. Enter the UCW school of hard knocks. < ... > eleven comments

Mon, 13 Feb 2006 07:29:33 Damned icy Swedish roads I broke my leg. Boring. I was biking from my work to home when i made a turn. I know, stupid maneuver. While falling my foot got caught somehow between ground and bike on the wrong side of my south-west axis seen from the crown of my head. The weight of the bike forced my foot backwards. I saw it happening. My foot was turned 180 degrees from it's rest position, relative to my leg. I gave a scream of irritation because i knew my snowboarding plans were over. As i was wondering if it would stay in that position it swirved back when it got some breathing space. Then it just layed there, looking slightly guilty. I could not help but hope that was the end of it and i could get on my bike. It was not to be. As i moved my leg i noticed my foot wanted to stay behind. Tissue and bone crunched in very uncharactaristic ways. I cried for help and three minutes later i was carried off by an ambulance. Seven hours later the doctors had already operated on me. < ... > twenty-six comments

Wed, 18 Jan 2006 15:01:32 European Common Lisp Meeting 2006 Yessiryyy!! Once again a Dutchman and a German are going to host a European Lisp Meeting, as if there was never a 1974 football world cup final. One might even claim they just don't care! I already spent the money i will earn this year so i for one sure won't go. Therefore i beg the powers that be (that would be you Lemmens and Weitz) to let there be a(n?) ECLM 2007. Oh, you lucky few... < ... > two comments

Mon, 16 Jan 2006 04:21:57 finger A few days ago a fried of mine drove his stationwagon up on the pavement and threatened to drive me over. I gave him the finger inside my glove, which gives a bit of a strange impression i guess, because the only thing he could see was a turned around hand. As he came alongside i could see his face. To my surprise the driver was not my friend but an unknown skinhead. I quickly walked away from the scene wondering how smart this specimin was and how he interpreted my glove. Two minutes later he honked as he zipped by from behind; middlefinger in the air. I was impressed with this kind of applied intelligence, in my opinion overlooked by observers of the species. < ... > eleven comments

Thu, 12 Jan 2006 03:48:59 migrate-related downtime on the 14th will be migrated to its new server on Saturday January 14th. I aim at starting the migration around 6PM EST and hopefully I'll be done by midnight; if there are any delays I will post about them where I posted this message ( gardeners mailing list - ed. ). Please plan accordingly, there will be no CVS, web, FTP, SSH or other access during this time period - for testing purposes I may turn these services on and off but please do not try to use them if you discover you can. Also please keep in mind that if the server is not reachable to you after midnight and I haven't posted about extensions your DNS server might now have gotten the updated record. Once complete I will make a post saying everything is ok. < ... > zero comments

Thu, 05 Jan 2006 12:53:11 How not to install UCW I figured the first step in conquering my targeted music site was setting up an identical environment and running a test program under UCW. This way the admin gets proof the environment is relatively stable and i can give him detailed instructions on how to install it. The next parts of this writing follow a rocky UCW install on a FreeBSD machine, with a bit of testing at the end. < ... > six comments