Fri, Nov 04, 2016

[Icon][Icon]Thinking in functions

• Post categories: Omni, Technology, My Life, Programming
AKA "When you're been reading so much Lisp that it starts to affect your brain" A while ago I did a talk on functional programming. As my example, I showed how to impliment linked lists using closures instead of the built-in data structures. Recently… more »

Mon, Dec 14, 2015

[Icon][Icon]Slides for my talk

• Post categories: Omni, FOSS, Technology, My Life, Programming, Helpful
On Saturday, I attended the London Perl Workshop - an annual event that's totally free to attend and has plenty of useful stuff even for people who don't know Perl. I even did a talk myself - an introduction to Functional Programming for beginners. N… more »

Mon, Aug 10, 2015

[Icon][Icon]Tablet keyboards

• Post categories: Omni, FOSS, Technology, Programming, Helpful
So I got sick of some things on my Android tablet. The crappy privacy settings, the unrelenting stream of adverts in youtube, and so on. So I figured it was time to try out the alternative: Cyanogenmod, an open-source fork of Android. A lot went w… more »


Mon, Jun 09, 2014

[Icon][Icon]For the sin of moving & editing in one commit

• Post categories: Omni, Technology, Programming, Helpful
A good rule of thumb for version control is to have each commit reflect a single operation. Nowhere is the failure to adhere to this rule more annoying than when somebody moves a block of code *and* edits it in a single commit: The move makes the whole… more »


Mon, Feb 17, 2014

[Icon][Icon]Level up

• Post categories: Omni, FOSS, Technology, My Life, Programming, Helpful
I've been a big user of GNU Screen for.. erm... hang on, let me count.. OMG, it's been very near to two decades now. Holy *&^%! (I've looked at tmux a few times but never found any compelling reason to switch) I first started running it at Uni… more »


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