Steam Lisp

How many of your waking hours have you wasted in babysitting machine processes which ought to be entirely hidden and automatic?  In the use of “job-creating” technologies? Next time you find yourself doing so, consider this: “Improvements come in many ways, sometimes after much thought and after many experimental failures. Sometimes they flash upon clever […]

Calculator vs. PC

The so-called “progress” of personal computing has largely been a collective hallucination.  And it appears that I am not the only one who understands this: “A friend of mine recently gave me an old HP 35 calculator. For a geek like me, a true HP calculator is a kingly gift. I cleaned off some grime […]

Posted in: NonLoper, SoftwareSucks by Stanislav 4 Comments

Of Weighty Matters, or Thumbs Still Down for Clojure.

Ah, Clojure. The nice, clean replacement for Common Lisp — as some would have you believe. I haven’t forgotten about you. Clojure is a nice, clean replacement for Common Lisp only if thumbs are nice, clean replacements for cars. But wait, we’re dealing with something more than a mere lightweight hitchhiker on the JVM: “…Clojure’s […]

Posted in: Distractions, Lisp, ModestProposal, NonLoper by Stanislav 24 Comments