There’s something really great about being awake in middle of the night, and puttering away on a small netbook that can barely run anything on it. Coding in on Emacs terminal mode (or whatever you call it when you start up it with -nw) and coding in Lisp. “ALT-X Slime” and watch the SBCL start up with bunch of cryptic code running. Until you see the hallowed CL-USER> prompt in green. Also, browsing through the net on Links2. There’s something cool about browsing in-all-text internet. I wish we could go back to that.
Not sure what’s really up with all the “back to the basics” but there’s just something I love about terminal. I’m not much of a linux hacker, I’ve installed a bunch and set up a server on Rackspace. So it’s not like I have no clue, it’s more like I am really good at googling and finding instructions.
So, anyway. Still nothing on the blog. Sorry about that, but we (gf & I) went to Tallinn for few days. It looks about the same as usual, and it’s pretty hot. I have “Land of Lisp” by Conrad Barski and “Common Lisp Quick Reference” by Bert Burgemeister with me. I got the LoL the day before we were off, so that’s cool. It’s pretty fun book so far, but I’m not very much in to it. Sometimes I am really reminded by how big of a language CL is. I mean, the first example in LoL of a program used (ash) function which shifts the number’s binary left or right, lopping off extra or not. When I first saw it, I actually had to grab the quick reference to remember what the fuck it did (I didn’t read the explanation. Whenever I see code I don’t understand, I try to figure it out first), and had a moment of “Oooooh, right.”
I guess, if nothing else, this proved that I don’t have much of a need for binary searches in my little programs.
Still working on the GSS, on and off. Also, talked to Ville and Luola is still in production. Just delayed, we’re both busy. Ville is busy with actual life, I’m busy with anxiety about having to go back to work like a good little drone. I think this work is wearing me down. Definitely need to look in to alternative employment. That said, I’m checking if I can get GSS running on Linux. Should be easy. If it is, I’ll definitely publish some early version for betatesting for ya’ll on both Windows and Linux. Mac is out, sorry, unless someone is kind enough to contribute a mac to me.
Didn’t think so.
Well, I’m off to sleep. I’ll be back home tomorrow. And then I can work on few paintings that I have in the queue. Should be stuff to publish on friday at latest.