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Written on 2009-03-26 02:55:34
This post has everything.
It seems like a lot has happened in the past day or two. I'm all wrapped up preparing for a test tomorrow but there are other interesting things afoot. Teresa
turned 20 today and there's going to be a party in her honor on Sunday. Kernel 2.6.29
has been released, it turns out cpufrequtils was never really doing anything
and Skate 2 finally got a patch enabling custom soundtracks
. EA Blackbox, even though you're two months late I'll take back some of those mean things I said. Speaking of games, someone finally wrote a Fei Long Guide for SFIV
. It should hold some good lessons but I think I've got a lot of it down by this point.
I've got the webserver setup to play around with weblocks
. Hopefully one day I'll actually spend some time on that. It would be nice if weblocks was asdf-installable
. I don't know. Maybe I'll just prototype GUIs in Chicken Scheme
, Common Lisp
. QT seems to be the cross-platform GUI toolkit of choice. It's the only one with recent bindings for all three languages.
Oh, before I forget, if you're interested in the best general write-up on SSDs I've yet seen you should read this article
from Anandtech. Generally I prefer the stuff at Arstechnica
but I've yet to see anyone with an article this thorough and excellent on SSDs. Well done, guys. Speaking of which, OCZ Vertex 120GB are under $400. OCZ, you've earned my faith by this one. I'll choose you guys when I have cash to blow via pricegrabber.
There are endless good recipes on the Pioneer Woman's website. I had an abundance of Chicken, I check under Entrees->Chicken and find Braised Chicken and Parmesan Crusted Chicken. I've tried the Parmesan Crusted Chicken
and the Braised Chicken
. The Parmesan Crusted Chicken was pretty fantastic. Braised Chicken was tasty but I didn't like it as much.
The arguments about concurrent and parallel programming are ongoing
. GHC is planning a new release for Autumn
. I really hope the Haskell Platform
is off the ground by then. Also, if you use Xmonad there's a good guide to Urgency Hooks here
. Open Source development is still being thoughtfully explored. See, The Free as in Beer Economy
The International Lisp Conference '09 has been going on and different people have said different things about it. Andy Wingo seems to have some decent writeups
. Sadly, some of the things he say make me think of what Paul Snively said in his Road To Lisp survey
(which I realize is likely quite dated), "My own thinking is that Lisp is the cockroach of programming languages: it'll be the only one left after the apocalypse. Not bad for a dead language." Maybe in a few decades I can hope I don't suffer the bias of echo chambers
. Maybe not.
Last but not least I'll just note that I'm really enjoying Elbow tonight while doing math. Really enjoying it.