I'm a programmer interested in using computers creatively. I make things both visual and audio. To that end, I'm serious about tooling, and I'm always looking for ways to make my tools feel more like an extension of my mind. Other things that interest me are:
- Cellular automata and the nature of time
- Design Patterns (and really everything Christopher Alexander has ever done)
- Distributed systems and how they reflect the basic challenges of reality
- Sustainability/human-powered transit
@jcmorrow We'll see you next time, mate! Next meetup will be at a better time for y'all in the US/Canada :D
Hey book club folks, sorry but it's been a long day and it's my bed-time. I will be sad to miss the discussion, but can perhaps post some thoughts on Omelas on here this week. Looking forward to future book chats! #theLibrary
Folks... I think I might be done with computers. What should my new career be? Lollipop tester? YouTube white noise channel curator (too tech-related)? What about used-postcard reviewer? I think I'll take anything that resolves me from speaking or hearing the words "rest API" or "technical debt" in a professional setting.
Can I ask interested people to send me via DM their email address and timezone where they're living, so that I can message them? Invite open to everyone, ofc :D
I guess I'll find a more elegant solution in the future, but I think this is the simplest thing we can do.
cc those that previously interacted with me about this: @claudiii @jcmorrow @exquisitecorp @mvp @whtrbt @xsova @cblgh @neauoire @rek @cancel @thomasorus @csepp @chotrin @tendigits @instrud @gentil @jrc03c @jameschip @nx
Only a few brave (or organised? :evil_grin:) souls at the Book Club meeting today - we decided to call it for today to see if we can get a bit more participation... But this time I'll be a bit more direct :D
We'll try to meet again in one week, on January 10th - I'd say same time, using the same logic as today: it's a bit inconvenient for everyone, but at least all can participate with a bit of effort (waking up earlier, or going to bed later)
So, J has been a trip. I never want to make anything that actually *matters* in it, but it's been mind-bending to learn. Today, I started going through https://computationalthinking.mit.edu/ using Julia, and I have to say, Julia is *amazing*.
> Before APL was called APL, it was called “Iverson notation”. Ken mused that it should be called simply “the notation”. After all, we don’t say “God’s grass”, just “the grass”.
I have found part 2 wicked hard though!
day 14 felt like it should have been super terse in J, but it ended up being my longest day yet in terms of lines! https://gist.github.com/jcmorrow/59e864fc664e0552375d724152f05dc0
Literally a thousand times better: https://gist.github.com/jcmorrow/5cd4401b22e13236be67b8ec349f1877
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