Full Stack Clojure web app engineer
For Clojure as a 1st language it depends upon where you want to go. But here are great trail-heads:
- the best talks, most of which don't actually involve code: https://techyaks.com/clojure-all-tytop.html
- @yogthos list of beginner resources: https://gist.github.com/yogthos/be323be0361c589570a6da4ccc85f58f
- But most of all, the community: clojurians.slack.com, clojureverse.org, clojurians.zulipchat.com. That last one includes an awesome aggregator of all of them.
It's a beauty of open source #emacs that I thought, "with my three streens and multiple emacs windows per frame, it would be great to blink the modeline which one has received my focus." A short function later and boom; done!
Often I search for something like, "What's the OS Alt for XYZ?" But now I wonder, "what's the proprietary version of it?" In particular, I have no idea what is the off-the-shelf equivalent that a lay user might know for #Inkscape?
A series of essays that build a workshop full of the tools required to create and explore simulated worlds that behave like our most advanced models of reality. #clojure
Going over my opening talk to the company about the failed promise of the Internet to democratize information.
"The internet made a wrong turn. It started with ads.... this is one of the things that Ev really got write with our subscription... you just can't do anything positive in the world with an ad model."
That's basically my world view. In a capitalist society, the best things are going to be build around a direct payment model. And yes, I've heard of Open Source. It only goes so far.
I just learned of https://gitolite.com/gitolite/overview.html, which seems to be an alternative to #git forges like Github and Gitlab. If I'm not mistaken, I don't manage repos large enough to need it. But I love to see #GPL #FOSS stuff and to learn that some really big players are using #gitolite (Redhat, the Linux Kernel, KDE).
Those in #clojure who have not read the History of Clojure paper by Rich really should; great to get a step into Rich's head and to see the evolution of the language. https://www.scribd.com/document/470916091/clojure-hopl-iv-final
I have a digital poem in the new issue of *Taper*. It's called "One for Grundy" and was written/coded as I was struggling to make sense of my father's sudden passing in January. I turned to two beloved nursery rhymes from my childhood about the circle of life. The poem intermingles them, confuses them, rewrites them. Hit "More" to see other versions. And view source to see more from me about the poem. Like everything *Taper* publishes, there are strict constraints, in this case the code/poem could be no more than 2k in size.
How do you reduce a life into 2k? Poetry.
Link to poem: https://taper.badquar.to/10/one_for_grundy.html
Predictable conclusion of the NPM debacle: failed to load due to a circular dependency somewhere.
with @moaparty getting killed by Elon's API closure, it looks like cross-posting to Twitter is gone. and I don't really care much anymore. What good is Twitter Just full of p.people who want to broadcast and no one who I want to broadcast to. Good bye communities.
Oh yeah... #Watson. #ChatGPT's conceptual grandfather. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2023/05/ibm-watson-irrelevance-chatgpt-generative-ai-race/673965/?utm_source=feed
To make anyone of you go ballistic on how bad this currently looks, put it into context to what current-gen Qualcomm smartphones are doing:
A phone that calls home on hardware level with always-on mic AND cameras and the ability to analyze that data using the inbuilt NPU (Neural Processing Unit)? Oh boy, do I feel safer now.
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#privacy #security #android #qualcomm #surveillance #SurveillanceCapitalism
At work we manage a "farm" of #WordPress sites. As they age or go derelict they become a maintenance liability, but may have valuable historical data. Some great #static WP examples here:
I have been listening to #LexFridman and his run of #AI thought leaders. A big question hit me today that seems unaddressed: instead of focusing on how AI might wipe us out, why do I not hear any questions about whether AI can prevent us from wiping ourselves out? #GlobalWarming #WorldHunger #Poverty #Pollution
A great discussion going on here. Because of the location (#Clojure thread) there is a bias in the demographic, but good reasons are provided either way and no thoughtless "it's just better" answers. https://www.reddit.com/r/Clojure/comments/12wmx51/why_do_you_use_clojure_instead_of_other_lisps/
Full Stack Clojure web app engineer
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