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Book review: Darwinia
Reviewed: Friday, August 11, 2006

Summer reading: Spin
Reviewed: Saturday, August 5, 2006

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the Omnivoire's Delimma
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I'd like to say it was fun, but
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Applescript still leaves me cold! Firstly, there's all this syntax. Syntax is fun when you're a teenager and it gives the illusion of mystic power and magical incantations. After that, it just gets in the way. After using a language in the Lisp family, going back is just painful. Secondly, I don't know the language and getting anything done is always harder than I expect. Thirdly, it's a full featured, powerful language but it's still missing the little things (like a minimum function of goodness sakes). Enough carping, however. I wrassled with the my Script Editor (still oddly broken, by the way) long enough to be able to export my Address Book into a lispy format that I can now play with. Trivial? Yes. But there it is. (Here's the source in the low probability case that someone else might want to do this).


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