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

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

Reviewed: Tuesday, July 18, 2006

the Omnivoire's Delimma
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the Golem's Eye
Reviewed: Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Lisp and life as of 14 April 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006

I've been hacking on a variety of small projects the last few days both in code and in my life. I'm looking for the big strike but have to settle for slow progress. I just keep reminding myself that "if it was as easy as I'd like it to be, it would have already been done!". In any case, and just for the sake of documentation, here's a partial list of progress (not all of which has been committed):

  • Added an :equality-test option to LIFT testsuites. This lets you specify the default test to use in calls to ensure-same.
  • Improved Tinaa in various small ways
  • Updated ASDF-Install-Tester to handle Allegro's "modern" [sic] mode and begun running tests (on Allegro 7.0, Allegro 8.0, CLISP, OpenMCL (both 1.0 and the latest from the CVS repository), SBCL 0.9.9 and SBCL 0.9.11). All of this is on OS X.
  • Plugging away on learning Ruby so as to do what I can to help with Montezuma.

I've also been reading a wonderful book by Neil Crofts entitled Authentic Business. I'm currently self employed and want to be doing something that makes the world a better place (still idealistic after all these years) that also lets me feed my family. I'm hoping that some of the ideas in Crofts' book will help inspire me. More on it later after dinner!


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